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Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement: What you Need to Know

Forbes Health: Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement: What you Need to Know, September 23, 2021

Medicare is a fee-for-service health insurance program for aging individuals. It comes with an alphabet soup of parts that offer different types of coverage and benefits. But Medicare has its challenges—including many holes that simply aren’t covered at all. To fill those gaps, consider enrolling in a Medicare Advantage or a Medicare Supplement plan.

To help you make an informed decision and weigh the pros and cons of each option, we’ve gathered unbiased expert insights and research on coverage, cost, convenience and choice.

“We need comprehensive oral health coverage in Medicare, as well as hearing and vision,” said Amber Christ, directing attorney at Justice in Aging, an advocacy organization protecting the rights of low-income older adults. “Nearly half of Medicare enrollees have no dental coverage at all—that’s 24 million older adults and people with disabilities who have no coverage.”

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