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Medicare Press Advisory - Shared screen with speaker view
California Alliance for Retired Americans
15:33
WELCOME! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.
(h)Dr Bill PDA Calif Honigman
17:01
Hi all great to be with you from Tongva and Kizh land in Orange County.
Jenni Chang
19:20
Here is the link to share on Facebook
Jenni Chang
19:22
The California Alliance for Retired Americans and Healthy California Now hold a presser on the harmful privatization of Medicare and direct-contracting entities.https://fb.watch/9EJsk2i_d3/
SHIRLEY TOY
34:01
when you retire and have some sort of retiree coverage, it seems like you are forced/highly encouraged to join a Medicare Advantage plan - those same plans that you had as an employee when you worked. So very confusing. Most supplemental plans seem to be medicare advantage plans.
Ramon Castellblanch
35:18
Cigna ad shows you age of enrollees private Medicare want enrolling: 68. Older seniors not welcome.
Ramon Castellblanch
37:17
Since ACA, private Medicare insurers have had some of the fastest-rising stock prices on the NYSE.
Georgia Brewer
39:29
We need a complete, coordinated solution like California single-payer/Medicare for All instead of an alphabet soup of confusing options that are designed for someone else’s profit. We need guaranteed healthcare, not tricky insurance policies!
Nancy Greep
40:13
Unlikely the Commission will recommend single payer. AB 1400 will. Support it rather than the Commission
SHIRLEY TOY
40:36
Our current Medicare needs to be improved and expanded. . .
SHIRLEY TOY
41:45
have you already discussed the increase in Medicare premiums that will happen next year
Georgia Brewer
43:27
“Medicare does not pay for any care that you receive at a VA facility.” Here’s the link to more info on this: https://www.medicareinteractive.org/get-answers/coordinating-medicare-with-other-types-of-insurance/veterans-affairs-va-benefits-and-medicare/making-part-b-enrollment-decisions-with-va-benefits#:~:text=Medicare%20does%20not%20pay%20for,services%20at%20a%20VA%20facility.&text=VA%20benefits%20will%20not%20pay,deductibles%2C%20copayments%2C%20coinsurances).
GORDON MILLER
45:58
If unions are forcing people onto Advantage plans and CARA is associated with unions, then CARA should press unions to not force people to adopt Advantage plans.
Nadine Peyrucain
46:28
Bonnie Coleman has had her hand up.
R Castellblanch
47:23
When the BBA 97 cut private Medicare options for profiteering, many private plans left Medicare.
SHIRLEY TOY
48:09
If you leave a Medical Advantage program, then don't you need a Medicare part D plan to cover medications.
Tish Ochoa
49:30
I do want to mention my dental was denied I will appeal it
Jodi Reid
51:49
@ Shirley. Yes, you would need to purchase a Part D plan if you leave an Advantage program that includes prescription drugs
R Castellblanch
53:24
For people on Medicare to get drug coverage, it’s either “Medicare Advantage” or Part D: https://www.medicare.gov/drug-coverage-part-d/how-to-get-prescription-drug-coverage
California Alliance for Retired Americans
56:37
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR JOINING US!
Jodi Reid
57:03
HICAP: 800-434-0222
Nadine Peyrucain
57:15
How do you encourage people?——Inform them and give them all of the information
Peter Shapiro
57:16
What wuill be the impact of negotiating prescruiption drug prices, assuming it stays in the Build Back Better bill? Also, clarify the distinction between employer-paid wrap-aound coverage and Medicare Advantage pklans that SUBSTITUITE for tyraditionaol Medicare?r
Pilar Schiavo
57:25
You can find the recoding of this on the Healthy California Now facebook page. https://fb.watch/9EJsk2i_d3/
Larry Marotta
57:26
Thank you, everyone. Sorry, I was shredding papers while listening and forgot my camera was on.