Tulsa Forum Answers Questions About Medicare Changes

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 5:07 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK – How will the new healthcare reform bill affect Oklahomans on Medicare?

That was the question Thursday at a forum in Tulsa. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland and representatives from AARP Oklahoma and SHIP at Life Senior Services hosted a panel at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa.

Holland says many of the changes to Medicare are good for seniors.

"There's an expansion in the preventive services that will be available under the Medicare product, at no cost," Holland said. "So this really gives our seniors the opportunity to go in and get that annual physical, to have a number of screenings performed and not have to worry about paying the bill."

About 150 people showed up for Thursday's free event.