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I get my prescriptions filled through the VA. Do I need Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage as well?

En español | VA prescription drug coverage is “creditable” — meaning that Medicare considers it at least as good as Part D — so you can choose not to sign up for Part D and won’t be hit with late penalties if you change your mind at a later date. However, having drug benefits from both the VA and Part D allows you more choice and convenience: 

Note that you can’t have the same prescription filled under both systems; you must use one or the other. If you’re enrolled in a Part D plan, you can use the plan’s card at a pharmacy that’s in the plan’s pharmacy network; or you can use the VA’s mail-order system


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