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Can I have Medicare benefits and still receive health care services at VA?
Published 11/16/2004 11:57 AM | Updated 03/01/2011 12:49 PMCan I have Medicare benefits and still receive health care services at VA?
Yes. VA Health care depends primarily on annual Congressional appropriations, VA encourages veterans to retain any health care coverage they may already have, especially those in the lower enrollment priority groups. Veterans with private health insurance or with federally funded coverage through the Department of Defense (TRICARE), Medicare, or Medicaid, may choose to use these sources of coverage as a supplement to their VA benefits.