Letter: Legislators Should Protect Medicare Advantage!

March 8, 2023

Originally published in the Pelican Post

Dear Editor,

Like many Americans, I worked hard my entire life, looking forward to the day that I could sit back and enjoy my retirement. However, as the aches and pains of aging set in, I was worried this wouldn’t be a reality for me. It wasn’t just the physical health issues that concerned me, but also that the stress would affect my quality of life in other ways. Luckily, I was able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, and its numerous benefits have impacted my life beyond belief.

Right off the bat, I was impressed with the attention my Medicare Advantage provider showed while I was enrolling in the program. They were genuinely concerned with my wants, and they had a commitment to meeting my personal and medical needs. As I began to learn more and more about the benefits Medicare Advantages offered, I was pleased with the comprehensive, low-cost coverage. My plan includes services like as dental, vision, and hearing benefits, wellness programs, home health services, and so much more.

Because of Medicare Advantage, I can enjoy my retirement, like all people should, with my family, friends, and loved ones. Lawmakers should protect the program to ensure that others like me stay healthy and live longer.

Quin Bates