Residents of Houston, Texas have the option of enrolling in any one of 77 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. In Houston, the insurance carriers that offer the most Medicare health plans to choose from are Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and WellCare. In total, there are 22 insurance companies providing comprehensive Medicare plans. The highest rated Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the Humana Gold Plus H0028-042 (HMO) plan from Humana, at a $0.00 monthly cost to you.
There are 32 Medicare plans available in Houston that have no monthly costs, and 56% of the 77 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $20.00. You can enroll in one of the 30 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 38 Medicare plans that include drug coverage. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 5 stars to 1 of the Medicare health plans, allowing you to shop with confidence.
Aetna, Amerigroup, and Amerigroup STAR+PLUS MMP all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. Humana has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Houston, TX. They offer 6 plans with health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given KelseyCare Advantage 5 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 88 doctors within 5 miles of the Houston city center (zip code 77012) accept Medicare. In Houston, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas is the insurance carrier with the largest network of practitioners with 47 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with 46 and Cigna is third with 44 doctors that accept Medicare. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Houston that accept Medicare health plans, including 27 internal medicine specialists, 16 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 15 physicians that are a dentist who accept Medicare health plans.