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AARP Plans Drop Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center says that treatment there will no longer be covered as in-network care by AARP Medicare plans as of Jan. 1. After that date, members of Evercare, Secure Horizons and AARP Medicare Complete will have to pay at a higher out-of-network rate, according to a letter published in the Tampa Tribune by Dr. Alan List, Moffitt's CEO and president.

List is urging AARP  customers to switch plans during open-enrollment, which begins Oct. 15. AARP's insurance partner for Medicare plans is UnitedHealthcare.

In other business news, Humana, which captured a huge market share by selling its Medicare drug plan in Walmart, now wants to try the same thing with the Affordable Care Act. This month it will help uninsured consumers enroll in health plans at 80 CVS Drug Stores in several states including Florida,  Business First reports.

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