Feb. 10, 2023

A 600-Mile Move for Health Insurance

A 600-Mile Move for Health Insurance
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Stephen Kay took a job 10 hours away from his wife. Why? Because he needed insurance that would cover the costs of her multiple sclerosis care. While she had Medicare before turning 65, she was unable to purchase a supplemental plan, or Medigap plan, to cover her major costs. 

This is a reality facing numerous patients who live with disabilities, including ALS and End-Stage Renal Disease. Melanie Lendnal of the ALS Association explains that while patients with disabilities can receive Medicare before the age of 65, they often can’t access the supplemental plans they need. Learn about how legislation at the state and federal levels could close this gap for patients. 


Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest


Melanie Lendnal, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, ALS Association

Stephen Kay

Katie Coughlin, Patient Correspondent 


North Platte couple urges state to close gap in Medicare coverage for disabled

Medicare Information | ALS Association

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