"Now for the bad news: Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage may soon find their that benefits have been cut. Under changes contained within America's new health reform law, reduced payments to private insurers may lead to a reduction in benefits such as dental coverage and free eyeglasses. That could trigger an exodus from Medicare Advantage plans back to traditional fee-for-service Medicare, though at much higher costs."
OK, I didn't have the dental and eyeglasses coverage anyhow. But I am definitely ready to call the guy who sold me on Medicare Advantage and see what's up. Here's what really makes me uncomfortable. I don't quite understand it, really; but it doesn't sound good: "Yet in one change to the rules which has not been widely reported, people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will no longer be able to switch to another Medicare Advantage program. Instead, they will have no option but to join the traditional Medicare program if they decide to leave their current plans because benefits have been reduced under the new law."
Somebody's getting sold down the river here, and I think that somebody is me.