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As the leading advocacy coalition supporting Medicare Advantage, BMA shares news and information about the latest evidence-based research and innovative care in Medicare.

Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

As a primary care physician, Medicare’s transition to value-based care is especially important to my community and the 55,000 Hispanic physicians I represent.

Jane Cheshire Gilbert, Director of Retiree Health Care, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System

Medicare has always been the model of health security for Americans, as well as a laboratory for change and progress in the U.S.

Better Medicare Alliance

This week, the Better Medicare Alliance announced that former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz will become the President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance.  She is a well-respected health care

Krista Drobac, Interim Executive Director, Better Medicare Alliance

Here in Washington, we get caught up in the policy weeds reading reports and interpreting what policymakers think about Medicare Advantage. We discuss the rate notice, so-called “coding intensity” and benchmarking.  However, if you take a step back and look at what really matters, i.e. what seniors think, the results are clear. 

Better Medicare Alliance

new infographic from the Better Medicare Alliance highlights the impact of deep federal rate cuts implemented each year from 2012-2015, which have resulted in benefit reduction, higher costs, and lost choices for millions of seniors nationwide. 

Better Medicare Alliance

In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program recently issued by the CMS, the Better Medicare Alliance submitted comments urging the agency to maintain payment levels for 2016. 

Joe Trauger, National Association of Manufacturers and Katie Mahoney, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal that would reduce reimbursements to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by about 1 percent. While that may not seem like a big change, it is on top of more than 10 percent in reductions to the program the previous two years – and 14 percent since 2010. 

Better Medicare Alliance

Check out what lawmakers, providers, plans, advocates and employers are saying about the value of Medicare Advantage.