Cuts in Medicare Advantage Could Affect 130,000 Nevada Patients

Alfredo Alvarez, 71, typically visits two doctors a week. A diabetic, Alvarez has had triple-bypass heart surgery, diverticulitis and back surgery. He pays $107 a month for Medicare Advantage — and says the money is well worth it. That’s why he recently fired off a letter to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid opposing cuts to the Medicare program that insures seniors through private health plans.

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