Letter to the editor - Protect Medicare program

Posted 1/31/22

Protect Medicare program My grandfather spent more than three decades working to support our Colorado economy. After retiring, the years of hard labor started to take a toll, and his health began to …

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Letter to the editor - Protect Medicare program

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Protect Medicare program

My grandfather spent more than three decades working to support our Colorado economy. After retiring, the years of hard labor started to take a toll, and his health began to decline.

At 91 years old, he handles a host of health issues, including frequent falls. This past year, he has had to be hospitalized seven times. And while these incidents used to result in high-priced medical bills, he has been able to access the care he needs for minimal costs since switching to Medicare Advantage earlier this year.

In addition to covering the majority of his medical bills, he is able to access free transportation to and from his doctor appointments, which helps him get to all the appointments he needs since he can no longer drive. The benefits he receives have been helpful for our family too, as we know he is getting the care and assistance he deserves.

Coloradans should all have access to quality health care, like the coverage that is provided through Medicare Advantage. That is why I hope our representatives in Congress will continue to advocate for this program and protect it from potential funding cuts. After so many years of supporting our state, our lawmakers should be doing everything they can to assist outstanding citizens like my grandfather.

Slade E. Mills

Denver

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