Coalition Members Meet with the Office of Representative Garcia

Three members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) recently met with the office of Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA-25) to share their views on the vital role Medicare Advantage plays in delivering better services, better access to care, and better value to seniors and people with disabilities.

Coalition member Violeta shared that she and her husband are on Medicare Advantage. She said it is important to help seniors and that she has “been so satisfied that I want everyone to have access to this coverage.” Her husband recently had surgery on both knees and their Medicare Advantage plan supported his recovery with in-home care and rehabilitation services. She also sees the specialists she needs to ensure her health is maintained.

Robert, another Coalition member, said he’s faced many health challenges, but his Medicare Advantage coverage over the last 20 years has been essential in getting him through them all. When the pandemic started, he received a letter from his plan explaining how they would help him with transportation, grocery and prescription delivery, and comprehensive care.

“Medicare Advantage helps seniors and saves lives,” Robert said.

Coalition member Sixta then said that she was diagnosed with illnesses two years ago that required her to see multiple doctors and receive treatments, all of which were covered by Medicare Advantage. After a recent fall, Medicare Advantage helped Sixta secure a walker, rehabilitation, and medication. She closed by saying, “I’m thankful for Medicare Advantage. I don’t know what I would have done without it.”

Representative Garcia’s staff member thanked the seniors for sharing their stories. He said Representative Garcia was proud to sign the Medicare Advantage support letter and believes strongly in seniors being supported by the program.

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