Coalition Members Meet Virtually with Representative Diana DeGette

Members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) from Colorado recently had the opportunity to meet with Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO-1) to discuss how Medicare Advantage provides them with high-quality health care at a low cost.

Coalition member Pat told the group how upon retiring as a medical professional, she went through every detail regarding her options for health coverage. She found Medicare Advantage was even more economical than her previous health care plan, and that a recent knee replacement surgery incurred minimal out-of-pocket costs. Pat closed by telling Representative DeGette that she sees Medicare Advantage as the best option for seniors like herself.

Mike shared his story of navigating the health insurance process. As soon as he turned 65, he switched to Medicare Advantage, saying the change was smooth and efficient. He emphasized, “I am very, very satisfied. It’s a one-stop-shop with a great brand. Everything is incorporated.” He urged Congress to continue supporting the program saying, “It is important for seniors to continue benefiting from these important options that improve health and livelihoods, especially during the pandemic.”

Representative DeGette thanked Pat and Mike for their personal stories and shared that “There is really broad bipartisan support in the House for (Medicare Advantage).” She also told the group that Medicare Advantage brings “added benefits and efficiencies and quality of care.”

The CMC is grateful to Representative DeGette for meeting with our Coalition members and for her support of Medicare Advantage.