DETROIT (WWJ) – Myths and misinformation about health care reform is causing a lot of confusion in metro Detroit among older citizens.

HAP vice-president of Medicare programs, Karen Wintringham says health reform did not reduce Medicare benefits.

“It added more prescription drug coverage. It added for the first time in Medicare’s history coverage for routine preventive screening,” said Wintringham.

Wintringham advises those on Medicare to check their hospital and skilled nursing coverage.

She says healthcare reform did not reduce Medicare benefits, but it added more prescription drug coverage and more coverage for preventive screenings. She says anyone with questions should call HAP or Medicare.

“They don’t need to go through those marketplace or exchanges or anything they are hearing about health reform is not affecting them. They go through their renewal just like they used to,” Wintringham said.

Check out more information – HERE or call (HAP) (800) 971-7878   or 1- (800) MEDICARE.


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