Coalition Members Meet Virtually with the Office of Representative Veasey

Four members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) recently met virtually with the office of Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) to discuss how Medicare Advantage provides them with high-quality, affordable health care.

Coalition member Viola shared that she is a retired nurse, and she has worked in the health care space in a number of capacities. She is on a fixed income and said that Medicare Advantage has been an essential support. As a diabetic, Viola counts on low-cost insulin to stay healthy. She said that after being so satisfied with her Medicare Advantage coverage, she now counsels other seniors and helps them to sign up as well.

John, another Coalition member, explained that he has found his Medicare Advantage plan to be more cost-effective than his previous health plan, and he is very pleased with his coverage.

Betty reiterated John’s satisfaction with Medicare Advantage, adding that she really enjoys the numerous benefits that come with her coverage. Some of her favorites include the Silver Sneakers program, as well as her dental benefits.

Coalition member Jean said that she had good counselors with Teacher Retirement Systems Care who steered her towards a Medicare Advantage plan when she retired. She told the group that she really enjoys the perks of the program, such as getting reimbursed for physicals and the incentives to stay healthy.

Representative Veasey’s staff said it was helpful to have the opportunity to hear directly from Texas constituents about how much they like Medicare Advantage and how satisfied they are with their plans. The staffer said, “The Congressman’s priority has always been affordability and access to health care, and in the past, he has reached out to Secretary Becerra asking him to work with him on Medicare Advantage, and he does care about his constituents who are on the program.”

The CMC is grateful to the office of Representative Veasey for meeting with our Coalition members and for his continued support of Medicare Advantage.