January 28, 2024 at 11:28 am

Nurse Warns Against Applying For Medicare Advantage Plans Because They Deny Care Medicare Would Have Covered

by Laura Lynott

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

Having healthcare is all about security for most of us. It makes you feel like you can get cared for when you really need it.

But in a pretty controversial TikTok, this nurse certainly is warning people about something that could really hamstring them.

@christyprn is encouraging people to not sign up for Medicare Advantage plus.

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

She said: “I saw a big billboard that said, ‘Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, and you’ll get a free gym membership!’ and it reminded me to give you guys your yearly reminder to not enroll in a Medicare Advantage health insurance plan.

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

“When those Medicare health insurance plans are managed by the government, that is just called Medicare or some of us call it traditional Medicare. However, a while back, the government started allowing private insurance companies to distribute these plans as well. These are called Medicare Advantage plans.”

The nurse is concerned the private insurance plans could be something that folk just don’t need.

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

She said: “A lot of health care workers really don’t like these Medicare Advantage plans because they tend to deny a lot of really important care that traditional Medicare would have covered.”

But she was willing to admit she might not be completely right, adding: “There may be some instances where a Medicare Advantage Plan offers some additional benefit that might be more beneficial to a patient than traditional Medicare.”

Let’s hope people get good care regardless what plan they are or aren’t on.

Watch the full clip here:


An important message☝🏼(dont mind my kids fighting in the background) #greenscreen #healthinsurance #healthcare #nursesoftiktok #patientadvocate

♬ original sound – Christy, RN | Advocate

Here’s what people thought of the healthcare issue:

Some people are really behind the nurse.

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

Cost is a major issue!

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

Other nurses completely agree!

Source: TikTok/@christyprn

Why does healthcare have to be some confusing in America?

Such a shame.

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