Is Medicare Advantage Fit For Cancer Patients?

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Is Medicare Advantage Fit For Cancer Patients?

December 1, 2023

Is Medicare Advantage Fit For Cancer Patients?

Choosing between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage is hard, but the stakes are even higher for cancer patients. Does the flexibility to choose any hospital or doctor under traditional Medicare outweigh Medicare Advantage’s enhanced benefits like dental, vision and OTC drugs?

In this episode of CareTalk, John and David weigh the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage for cancer patients.

(01:52) How Medicare Works
(03:17) What is Medicare Advantage?
(04:12) Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
(06:01) Access to Specialized Cancer Care
(08:30) Importance of Cancer Research Centers 
(12:32) Drug Coverage Differences
(16:30) Switching Medicare Plans
(18:29) Weighing Cancer Risk

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