Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions. The new tiered copayment structure will decrease the costs of outpatient medications for most veterans. Under the new regulation, copayment amounts would be fixed and would only vary depending upon the class of outpatient medication in the tier. Veterans who currently do not have a copayment or are exempt by law will not be affected by the change. For more information, read the Medication Copayment Brochure and the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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