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More plans possible

The managed-care plans propose aid paying for doctor's visits, hospital stays and other medical care that is not fully covered by Medicare.

Numerous policies also proffer prescription drug coverage.

To receive medical care at the lowest cost, enrollees characteristically are required to go to doctors and hospitals that are "network providers" for the Medicare Advantage plan.

For now, at least, the UH contract only applies to SummaCare's Medicare managed-care plans. However, SummaCare would be enthusiastic to converse concerning a contract to put in UH to the accepted hospital provider list for the insurer's plans offered by employers to workers, said Anne Armao, SummaCare's vice president of marketing and product development.



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