How many veterans are enrolled in VA healthcare (and how much of their benefits are utilized)?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), about 9 million American veterans are currently enrolled in the VA’s healthcare program. The healthcare program was first introduced in 1865, to service the nation’s former service members by providing adequate medical care and resources. It has become one of the United States’ largest healthcare systems.

To become part of the VA’s healthcare program, also known as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and receive its benefits, a veteran must enroll. While there are 9 million of our country’s veterans are already enrolled, almost 16.5 million veterans who may be eligible for services are not enrolled. Many of these veterans may face barriers to enrollment. In an attempt to address these barriers, we’ve researched the topic and developed solutions to increase the number of enrolled veterans.

Another interesting fact about VHA benefits is that many veterans do not access the benefits available to them through the healthcare program.

  • According to the most recent report made available from the VA, only 738,212 out of the 9 million who are currently enrolled have accessed the VA’s healthcare benefits made available to them.

Valor Healthcare wants to help increase how many veterans are enrolled in (and access) VA healthcare

Valor Healthcare is a veteran-founded healthcare organization. We aim to provide whole healthcare services to veterans and other patriots. ( We are the largest contracted provider of outpatient healthcare services for veterans and take pride in delivering world-class services. We were one of the first community-based outpatient clinics to be accredited for ambulatory care by the Joint Commission and continue to focus on quality across all our lines of business. 

Valor Healthcare is a team made up of veterans and leading clinicians. We are passionate about making resources available to those who have served our country. Valor was first established in 2004, when an Army veteran and a Navy veteran joined together to create something they both believed in — good-quality outpatient care for veterans. 

Interested in the types of services a veteran-focused health consultant company can provide? We specialize in each of the following:

  • Outpatient clinic operations.
  • Occupational health.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Population health.
  • Value-added services.

Are you interested in increasing how many veterans are enrolled in — and access — VA healthcare or any of the services listed above? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Valor Healthcare partners with public and private medical clinics to bring high-quality healthcare to American veterans. Partner with us to give your patients access to data-driven, 21st-century care.