This commentary is by Dr. Marvin Malek, an internal medicine specialist working at Springfield Hospital. He is also on the executive committee of Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program.

In 1938, the notorious bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks. His response: “That’s where the money is.”

Were Willie Sutton alive today, he wouldn’t rob banks. He’d start a Medicare Advantage plan. If he did so, he wouldn’t have to face the risk of incarceration, and the booty would not be a one-time affair, but would instead continue to accumulate year after year.  …continue reading