To the Editor,
Over the past six years serving in the Maine Legislature we have debated and acted upon many, many government programs. One that has really caught my attention is the Medicare Advantage Plan Program.
With Piscataquis County hosting the most aged population in Maine, health care issues are always of concern. Many senior citizens have emphasized their positive experiences with the Medicare Advantage program.
I’ve become increasingly familiar with the program, as I will turn 65 soon. It is easy to understand our seniors’ satisfaction. With comprehensive benefits, affordable prices and an emphasis on preventive care, the Medicare Advantage program is aptly best preserve the well-being of our country’s most vulnerable demographic. Any drastic changes to this program would negatively impact my constituency and America’s aging population.
I was pleased, and not surprised, to learn that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was actively in protecting Medicare Advantage for our seniors as well. In fact, U.S. Sen. Collins was one of a handful that signed onto a bipartisan letter urging Congress to truly protect our senior population by preserving this essential program. Once again, U.S. Sen. Collins was in our corner working to ensure this valuable option for their health insurance needs..
Rep. Paul Stearns
Maine House District #119
Originally Published in the Piscataquis Observer
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