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Medicare is used by the VA to keep their own medical care expenses down. When a veteran eligible for medicare is under their care, the VA will bill Medicare to help ensure all veterans can be taken care of adequately.

If you are eligible for medicare, apply to help the VA maintain high quality medical care for other vets.

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