Almost anyone who served in the military during the time of an armed conflict is eligible for very low cost health care and prescriptions. (others are also eligible). It is available for some people with large assets and high incomes.
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The VA has a flat prescription co-pay... no matter how expensive the drugs are... no matter how much income you have... no matter how great your assets are. It is $8/month's worth of a drug or medical supply.
A whole lot more people are eligible than who use this service.
from the va.gov page:
* Eligibility for most veterans
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The co-pay at the VA is $8 for a 30 day supply of ANY medicine or medical supply.
If you are an insulin dependent diabetic and get your alcohol swabs via the VA then you are being extremely overcharged. Several months supply of alcohol swabs cost about a buck... one month from the VA costs $8. It may seem minor but many of us seniors are on a lot of drugs and supplies like lancets that are extremely cheap.
A dozen cheap items via the VA costs $96... I pay half that by going outside of the VA (I just make sure the VA notes it in my charts what I am actually taking... not just what they are sending me.) Saving $50 a month may not seem like much but for a senior on SS retirement... it makes a big difference ($600 a year).
If you are on drugs that cost several dollars a pill then it is a VERY good thing to use the VA Pharmacy FOR THOSE DRUGS ONLY.
VA coverage is EXCELLENT if you are hospitalized because they cover 100% INCLUDING meds and med supplies while you are in. :D
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