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Can I Forgo Medicare Part B If I Have VA Medical Coverage?

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Q. I turn 65 soon and hear that the Social Security Administration deducts $99.90 a month from your benefit for Medicare Part B. I’m a low-income veteran and get all my medical care from the VA, including drugs. The VA charges me nothing. Can I continue going to the VA and have Social Security not deduct the $99.90 for Part B, which I won’t be using?

A. Yes, you can choose not to enroll in Medicare Part B. The question is: Do you really want to make that choice?
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