Recently, 3 of our Coalition members from Iowa had the opportunity to virtually meet with Senator Chuck Grassley and share their high satisfaction with Medicare Advantage. CMC seniors spoke about how the program took decisive action during the COVID-19 crisis, providing peace of mind to members.
Coalition member Gloria kicked off the meeting with Senator Grassley. She explained that Medicare Advantage has continued to promote members’ health and wellness while also keeping everyone healthy during COVID–19. Gloria was especially thankful for the essential benefits Medicare Advantage delivers such as:
- Access to telehealth visits with doctors
- Prescription drug delivery
- Mental health services
- Eliminating patient cost-sharing for diagnostic testing, treatment, and vaccination for COVID-19
Coalition members Mary Jo and Ken also shared that before the pandemic Medicare Advantage encouraged seniors to be proactive about their health and wellness through free fitness classes. They were pleased that this safely continued even through the COVID-19 crisis as virtual exercise classes are available to Medicare Advantage members.
Senator Grassley thanked our Coalition members for meeting with him and sharing why Medicare Advantage works for them. He explained that he supports Medicare Advantage because it provides Americans 65+ in Iowa and nationwide with affordable health care options. He also expressed his ongoing commitment to lowering prescription drug prices.
The Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) is grateful for Senator Grassley’s continued support of Medicare Advantage and looks forward to working with him to protect and strengthen Medicare Advantage.