Recently I received a request from a gentleman who has VA benefits and is turning 65. However, the VA does not cover the infusion treatments he needs nor do they cover a number of other medications that he needs to take.
People in this position can join a Medicare Advantage with drug coverage or a stand-alone drug plan. Medicare only requests that they do not attempt to get the same prescription drugs from the VA and from a Medicare drug insurance provider.
This gentleman will be enrolling onto a Medicare supplement and stand alone drug plan. His infusion is Medicare approved as a Part B (outpatient) services.
Remember to review all of your options so that you obtain the Medicare health and/or drug coverage that best fits your specific needs.