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Jan Deters: Jim Hagedorn is standing up for seniors

March 20, 2019

For Southeast Minnesota seniors, it’s critically important that we have access to affordable quality health care. That’s why I am so thankful that Rep. Jim Hagedorn is standing up for the seniors he represents, supporting patient-driven care so Minnesotans can find the options that work best for them.

Wasting no time getting to work in Washington, Rep. Hagedorn recently added his name to a bipartisan letter supporting Medicare Advantage plans. He is working across the aisle to get things done, and championing health care options that really work for seniors.

Many seniors choose Medicare Advantage plans because of the low premiums and capped out-of-pocket costs. That way, if they do get sick or need surgery, they can focus on getting better, and not worry about the cost of care.

What’s more, many seniors choose Medicare Advantage plans because they provide a one-stop place for coverage that includes additional benefits like dental, vision, gym memberships, and prescription drug coverage. Supporting programs that are advancing real solutions and finding innovations to keep folks healthy is a key way to help lower healthcare costs and ensure care is affordable for everyone.

As seniors, we want to go to doctors we trust and access affordable and quality care. I am thankful to be represented by Rep. Jim Hagedorn because he is listening to the people he represents, standing up for Minnesota seniors, and fighting for better healthcare for all of us.

Jan Deters, La Crescent

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