By Trudy Lieberman
Rural Health News Service 

Thinking About Health

One more chance to look at options for Medicare or Medicare Advantage


Last updated 3/29/2019 at 7:29pm

Solicitations for Medicare Advantage plans once again have been arriving in the mail, promising the best bargain since sliced bread. A case in point is one from Emblem Health, a managed care company in my area that said it considers me what they call a “candidate” for their “special needs plan.” I don’t qualify for such a plan.

The solicitation was interesting, though, for what it promised. Free transportation to and from doctor, hospital and lab appointments but only up to 24 one-way trips a year. It also promised “no referrals.” Did that mean no referrals were necessary to...

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