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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

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.


The comments to the article are especially enlightening.

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