Letters to the Editor
Protect Medicare advantage for Oregon seniors
A resident of Wilsonville, I am one of 348,000 Oregonians that benefit from having a Medicare Advantage health care plan.
As someone who relies on Medicare Advantage, I want to ensure that Oregon seniors will continue to be able to receive quality treatment and health care thanks to the program. Every year, Medicare Advantage faces potential budget cuts, something that would directly affect seniors right here in Oregon.
Rather than improve health care access and treatment options for seniors, these proposed cuts would reduce the amount of available resources, restrict preventative care access, and lower the overall quality of life. Without Medicare Advantage, many seniors would have substantially less access to preventative, quality health care and affordable treatment. Medicare Advantage offers many more resources than Medicare alone — from increased care options to gym memberships and fitness classes. For all of the Oregon legislators who have voiced their support for Medicare Advantage including Representative Blumenauer, Representative Schrader, and Representative Walden — thank you.
I sincerely hope that Senator Wyden follows suit and protects Medicare Advantage for Oregon's seniors like me.