As seniors, it’s easy to be nervous about our health care coverage until it’s put to the test. Last year, that test came when my husband needed emergency gallbladder surgery. Now, many Arizona seniors face a similar fight against COVID-19.
We could not have been more pleased with the performance of our Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. For the entirety of my husband’s medical expenses with his gallbladder surgery, our cost was only $90. We saved thousands of dollars on the procedure, medicines, and follow-up care.
During this COVID-19 era, Medicare Advantage plans are covering cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing, and many plans cost-share for treatment of COVID-19. In addition, virtual care is provided if we need to get in touch with our doctors remotely. Prescription drug refills are still accessible, which is a big relief for both of us.
My husband and I appreciate that our plan has taken some of the stress and worry out of staying healthy. It’s important to us that our representatives in Congress continue to support our health plans, and we thank Rep. O’Halleran for standing with Arizona seniors and supporting our Medicare Advantage plans.
Originally published in the White Mountain Independent
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