I have been getting much of my health care from the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA). They tell me that they will pay for services if I am more than forty miles (68 KM) from a VA facility. (I suspect that only applies within USA.) I do know they cover emergencies anywhere.
Is anyone non-disabled getting non-emergency healthcare paid for by VA outside of U.S. territory? What is covered and what is "on your own"?
Please don't waste bandwidth telling me VA care is sub-standard. I already know. I'm just trying to figure out how much insurance to buy before I go to Spain.
UPDATE: To my surprise, someone from the VA not only responded, but responded after midnight! Unfortunately, all they gave me was a URI for a page about care for service-connected disabilities. I was able to find in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that the V.A. "may contract with" other providers. Don't know whether that means they make a deal with a local provider as needed for a specific veteran or whether they only pay for care by providers they made deals with for general service in some area.