The VA Health Benefits program is not an insurance plan but provides pre-specified benefits coverage. These medical benefits depend on several factors (e.g., length of service, injuries, illness, income, etc.) and will not be the same for each veteran. Benefits vary from year to year based on federal funding. However, some benefits are available to all veterans regardless of eligibility. With Americans requiring health insurance starting in 2014, many eligible consumers will look to the VA Health Benefits program for coverage.