Medicare Advantage Plans and VA benefits
We will explain why veterans should use $0 Medicare Advantage Plans and VA benefits .
There are a large number of Medicare eligible veterans who rely on VA facilities for their medical care and Rx coverage. Although it is not possible to put all those using VA benefits in the same category, there is a general trend with veterans in Connecticut. Most veterans go to VA doctors for routine care. They also use the VA to fill their generic prescriptions. The need for hospital or emergency care seems to be a different story as most usually tell me they prefer to go to the local hospital or emergency room.
The other trend I often see is:
They tend to have Medicare A and B benefits without either a secondary plan or Rx coverage. This can lead to out of pocket costs when the veteran needs a name brand drug or chooses to use the local hospital or emergency room. Medicare A and B leaves them with out of pocket expenses when they use non VA providers.