Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

Insurance And Medicare



My Brother has just recieved his rating this last month and VA is now giving him a physical, all the doctors he has seen in the last week have been real helpful to him and yesterday he had to go for a hearing test and they are going to give him two hearing aids on for each ear. He asked me what he should do about his insurance and medicare plus medicare d. He doesn't know if he should keep it or not. I said I would get on line and ask you guys.

Should he keep his supplemental insurance and medicare d now that VA is helping? So far he has been rated 50% but his VA Rep. feels that he can get 100% but one step at a time.

Need your advise

Thanks John's Wife

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

I keep medicare A & B and the supplemental but not D. I use outside doctors for all my care. I use VA pharmacy, glasses, & prosthetics. You have to have a primary care doc at the VA so they can 'agree' with outside doc to request the non-pharmacy items. I have used fee basis dental for all of my dental care over the years. Every once in awhile I'll have cleaning or fluoride treatments at VA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

I use Medicare Part A&B plus D for Meds not easy to get at VA Formulary. I am also in Secure Horizons HMO with Medicare at no cost to me just pay small co pays. I am very happy with them.

I have actually switched the bulk of my Medical Care to the HMO as I am seen every 4 months have regular screenings and tests and basically feel I am getting better care than VA offers.

I used the VA for 14 years and some of it was good and some not so good.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

I'd hang on to everything he can, for at least the time being. There's no rush for making any type decision as far as dropping Medicare Part D (I am assuming that he has Part D).

I have all the Medicare and also am on my wife's healthcare policy where she works and the VA........

I just walk in, get taken care of and then let whoever it is fight it out with each other as far as the insurance is concerned. I figure that with three different entities supposedly"taking care" of me, surely one or the other will step up to the plate. So far, they have.

(fingers crossed)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...


    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

    Leading to:

    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


    Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

    This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines