Coalition Members Meet with Representative Fitzgerald

Four members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) recently met with Representative Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-05) to discuss their experiences with the better services, better access to care, and better value Medicare Advantage delivers to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Coalition member Arlene said Medicare Advantage has been essential in helping her manage her health care costs. She explained that previously she had original Medicare and a supplemental plan, she said, but the premiums became too expensive. Arlene decided to switch to Medicare Advantage, and the savings she experienced stretched her fixed income. “Now I’m able to take more trips because of the money I saved by switching to Medicare Advantage,” she said. Arlene also praised her experiences with how Medicare Advantage offers at-home visits and coordinates her care.

Milly, another Coalition member, spoke about choosing her Medicare Advantage plan. She assessed her options and chose an affordable, low-premium plan and didn’t have to change physicians because all her doctors were in network. Milly also shared that she has numerous in-network care options when she travels.

Burdie, another Coalition member, joined Medicare Advantage recently. She found a plan that fit her lifestyle and health needs and said she appreciates the thoughtfulness of her coverage.

Laura, another Coalition member, relies on the low out-of-pocket costs that come with her plan. She recently had a provider change at a hospital in her area, she said, but everything remained in-network. After choosing Medicare Advantage, Laura explained that she doesn’t have to worry about anything.

Representative Fitzgerald thanked the group and asked about the differences between their health plans. He said he knows that Medicare Advantage is a great program because his parents are enrolled.

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