• This article is disingenuous and poorly thought out.
    It is very obvious why people are opting out. Traditional Medi-Medi is the best insurance plan in the world, providing a wide range of services and providers with little or no copay.
    Now you want people to opt into narrow networks, where they are denied rehab services, have to go to a “contracted” hospital 15 miles away and where many of their meds are not covered? And now you are surprised that they are choosing to opt out?
    The reason why these administrators are “surprised” at the opt out rate is because the obvious answer that the MediConnect program is inferior and not higher in “quality and coordination.” They can’t admit this.
    Don’t be a sucker. Do some independent thinking and ask the seniors why they are opting out, rather than some administrator whose paycheck depends on denying the obvious truth.