Ounce of prevention with Medicare Advantage worth pound of cure

May 18, 2020

The Medicare Advantage program places emphasis on preventative care, promoting healthy habits and activities amongst enrollees.

Getting older comes with its challenges, none of which my husband and I have been immune to. As we’ve aged, we’ve known to take added caution as we’re at a higher risk for infections and illness. But we never anticipated encountering a situation like the one we are in now. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched our entire community, and especially local seniors. We’ve hunkered down, and hopefully, this will keep us safe; however, if anything were to happen, I’m thankful that we both have excellent care through hour Medicare Advantage plans. 

The Medicare Advantage program places emphasis on preventative care, promoting healthy habits and activities amongst enrollees. Before enrolling in the program, I didn’t realize just how far preventative health measures could go. I can confidently say that they’ve made a world of difference in our health and healthcare. If we should need anything in the days ahead, I know we’re covered. 

I’m thankful that Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has been an avid supporter of this program. I hope she knows how well-liked and appreciated it is amongst her constituents. I trust her leadership and willingness to always look for ways to improve and expand programs valuable to Oregon’s seniors, like Medicare Advantage. 

Leadership like Rep. Bonamici’s has never been so important, while our entire state is worried about COVID-19. I am grateful for Rep. Bonamici and her colleagues in Congress who will continue to support and expand services that protect America’s seniors, just like Medicare Advantage does. 

Nita Gullion, Bonny Slope 

 

Originally published in the Beaverton Valley Times

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