Should Doctors Warn Patients About the Downsides of Medicare Advantage Plans?
- February 02, 2023
Many doctors tell variations of this same frustrating story after every new year. A long-time patient shows up for a routine scheduled appointment with "great news."
"Doc, I heard this terrific TV ad -- even had Star Trek's Captain Kirk -- about a better Medicare plan for me. So I called the number on the screen and an agent signed me up. He said I would save tons of money! So I dropped my drug and supplemental plans, and now my prescriptions, eyeglasses, and hearing aids will all be covered!"
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