Here's an article about this story in Stars and Stripes:
"""[Esquire reporter Bronstein] said there wasn’t space in the article to explain that the former SEAL’s lack of healthcare was driven by an ignorance of the benefits to which he is entitled.
“That’s a different story,” Bronstein said in a phone interview with Stars and Stripes about what he omitted from the article."""
That different story would have some credibility with me. It was a LONG article too, there's no way there wasn't room to put in a sentence about how he is entitled to some care.