Although it is not absolutely necessary the VA STRONGLY encourages you to sign up for Medicare Part B. You may also want to consider getting a Medicare Advantage or Supplement plan as well. This is especially the case for veterans that are NOT in priority group 1. There is no guarantee that Congress will approve VA funds to treat Veterans for Priority Groups 2-8.
Here are just a few reasons why Veterans may consider enrolling in a private Medicare Supplement or Advantage Insurance Plan:
Heather Majka, Certified Social Security Claiming Strategist, Owner of Citizens Insurance Solutions
With over 25 years of industry experience, Heather is a subject matter expert. Heather has two adult children serving in the US military (Naval Aircrew and US Army). Heather's husband is a US Army SNIPER Veteran that served during Desert Storm. Heather has is a native New Yorker who has lived in Virginia, Texas, Florida, and now lives in Tennessee.