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    Is this true (health care)?

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    I was just talking to a friend of mine, R. Her husband was recently got out of the air force, and they have had some trouble making ends meet since. They also have a 3 year old son.

    Lately she has been talking about wanting to join the military. I told her she could definitely look into it! Her husband, D, said "yeah, even if she goes in for just 4 years she can get out and use her gi bill to pay for school, and if she deploys she'll have health insurance for the rest of her life".

    I have NEVER heard of having health insurance for the rest of forever if you just deploy. Is that an air force thing, or just not true?
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    No, you do not get health insurance for the rest of your life because you deployed.
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    Not true. It'd be nice if it works like that but it doesn't.

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    You'd get Veterans affairs stuff if you got hurt, but I don't think it's automatic healthcare forever unless you retire out of the military.

    You can use yoru GI though!
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    I didn't think so! Just wanted to make sure before I said something lol.
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    No not true Tri-care for us will run out 6 months after DH is officially out of the Navy. No health insurance you have thanks to a job will ever just keep going once you loose said job even a military job. (Unless they are hurt while working, and then of course they get coverage for treating that.)
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    combat veterans receive 5 years of reduced cost healthcare through the VA. but once its up you pay like everyone else unless you are service connected
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    Dude is pretty set that he's right. Says you get to use the VA hospital for free for forever if you deploy. I wonder where he heard that from? I've never heard DH say anything close to that being something that happens!
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    Health benefits continue only for those who retire..and then the annual cost increases greatly and deductibles and co-pays come into play.
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    This is what he just said "Free for five years, after 5 years you just have to pay a deductible.and anything the VA considers a service connected disability you'll have coverage for free on those forever"
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