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Subject:  The Medicare Advantage Roach Motel Date:  12/4/2019  1:55 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  96281 of 97919

Article warns that it may be difficult to escape Medicare Advantage and return to traditional Medicare if you're unhappy. Only 4 states allow retirees to buy a Medicare supplement plan without medical underwriting.

I give credit to the SHIP seminar I attended last year. They were very careful to warn attendees of this "roach motel" feature of Medicare Advantage.

Medicare Advantage Enrollees Discover Dirty Little Secret
https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/medicare/836...

Like many of the 22 million seniors now enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, Tom Mills belatedly discovered its dirty little secret.

Also called Part C, these plans can cover a broad array of health services at low cost -- that is, until one gets sick, at which point out-of-pocket costs can soar. But once in an MA plan, getting out can be even less affordable.

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The comments to the article are especially enlightening.

intercst
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