Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - July 15, 2013

6 Million

Roughly, the number of veterans who obtain "medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care" annually from the Veterans Health Administration, out of 22 million who are eligible, according to a recent RAND Corporation Report -- Health Care Spending and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The VHA comprises 152 hospitals, 800 community-based outpatient clinics, and 126 nursing homes, according to the report, which represents just a small fraction of the overall U.S. health care system, which includes some 5,000 hospitals. 

By the Numbers - July 1, 2013


The number of same-sex couples "in the active-duty force," according to a recent Army Times article, Supreme Court strikes down DOMA. The Supreme Court's June 26 decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act clears the way for married same-sex servicemember partners to access more than 100 different military benefits currently available to married couples, including military health care coverage, on-base housing, paying for the spouse who accompanies a military member "on a permanent change of station move."

By the Numbers - June 24, 2013

1.4 million and 10 million

The number of service members on active duty versus the number of people who are currently eligible for military health benefits, according to the Congressional Budget Office, which explains, "In addition to active-duty military personnel, the people who have access to health benefits include eligible family members of those personnel, retired military personnel and their eligible family members, survivors of service members who died while on active duty, and some members of the reserves and National Guard."