Report: SEAL who shot bin Laden left military, lost health coverage

The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden lost his healthcare benefits after he left the military, according to a profile in Esquire magazine.

The SEAL — identified in the article only as "the Shooter" — says he got very little assistance from the government as he left active duty and transitioned to private life.

"I left SEALs on Friday," the shooter said. "My health care for me and my family stopped at midnight Friday night. I asked if there was some transition from my Tricare to Blue Cross Blue Shield. They said no. You're out of the service, your coverage is over. Thanks for your sixteen years. Go f**k yourself."

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According to the Esquire profile, the shooter now buys insurance on the individual market for nearly $500 a month, but it doesn't cover combat-related treatments like a weekly visit to a chiropractor.

Depending on his income, the SEAL might be eligible for tax subsidies under President Obama's healthcare law beginning next year. The law is focused primarily on the individual market, where people who don't get coverage through an employer can shop on their own.