POSTPONED: Exposing The Disadvantages Of Medicare Advantage Plans

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Date(s) - 01/25/2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kellogg Hubbard Library



VSEA members and retirees in central Vermont are encouraged to attend an upcoming program where presenter Dr. Marvin Malek will be talking about Medicare Advantage plans and why VSEA members and retirees are right to strongly reject any attempt to impose privatized health care.
From a promotion in the Times Argus:
Dr. Marvin Malek, past president of Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program and current member of the Springfield Hospital care team, will give a presentation on the privatization of Medicare at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Hayes Room at Kellogg Hubbard Library in Montpelier.
Dr. Malek will discuss Medicare Advantage, DCEs and the new ACO/REACH program, the impacts of these privatization initiatives on the care Medicare beneficiaries receive, the costs Medicare beneficiaries will be facing, and the impacts of these changes on the financial stability of the Medicare program.
For the first 20 years after its implementation in 1965, the Medicare program reimbursed hospitals and doctors directly for the care they provided to Medicare enrollees. Beginning in 1985, some Medicare recipients were given the option of electing to have their benefit managed by a private company, currently known as the Medicare Advantage program. Last year, officials in the Medicare program announced that, by the year 2030, they would be involuntarily enrolling the remaining Medicare enrollees into another managed care program, the ACO/REACH program.
The presentation will be recorded by Onion River Community Access and available later at online.