Vermonters with Medicare Struggle to Afford Health Care
Hear from Vermonters — in their own words — and help the Office of the Health Care Advocate fix the problem.
Older and disabled Vermonters can go from paying no monthly premium for Medicaid or a Vermont Health Connect plan to owing hundreds of dollars per month in Medicare premiums, deductibles and cost-sharing. This drop in benefits is known as the “Medicare cliff.”
Vermont has a Medicare Savings Program that covers Medicare premiums, deductibles, and cost-sharing, but the income limit is too low for most of the people who need it.