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Letter: Don’t cut federal support for Medicare Advantage
First Published Mar 30 2014 10:29 pm • Last Updated Mar 30 2014 10:29 pm

Because of Obamacare, government subsidies for the Medicare Advantage program were reduced. I have an Advantage plan because it provides additional coverage that isn’t available under traditional Medicare. It is important to me to have access to prescription drug coverage, eye care and other benefits that Advantage plans offer.

The price of everything is increasing while my income stays the same, and this concerns me. I am already having a hard time paying bills and buying groceries. If I had to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicare Advantage, I might have to cancel my policy.

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Senior citizens like me should not have to worry about pinching pennies to remain healthy. Medicare Advantage makes a tremendous difference for me and helps increase the quality of my life. Congress must not sanction any more cuts to this important program.

Karlene Christensen

West Valley City

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