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Better Medicare Alliance

In a recent letter to House leadership, the Better Medicare Alliance urges Congress to reconsider shifting funds from Part D drug benefits to the 21st Century Cures Act, which neither reduces the cost of pharmaceuticals nor enhances seniors' access to life-saving medications. 

Better Medicare Alliance

A new Annals of Family Medicine study finds more comprehensive care among primary care physicians leads to lower Medicare costs and fewer hospitalizations.

Better Medicare Alliance

The Senate Finance Committee is hosting a hearing this morning on improving chronic disease care for Medicare beneficiaries, a critically important topic that is central to the value of Medicare

Politico Influence

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz has joined the Better Medicare Alliance as president and CEO. 

Politico Pulse

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz has been named president and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance, the coalition of health plans, providers and Medicare beneficiaries.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Former U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) will become the president and CEO of a group working to support Medicare Advantage, a Medicare program that has often been targeted for reform.
 

Modern Healthcare

Former U.S. House Rep. Allyson Schwartz is donning a new hat on Capitol Hill. The Pennsylvania Democrat will head the Better Medicare Alliance, a young lobbying organization funded by health insurers, providers and business groups.

The Intelligencer

Allyson Schwartz, the former Democratic congresswoman, will head an organization created to support and bolster Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. 

CQ Roll Call

Former Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., is landing at the the Better Medicare Alliance as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

Better Medicare Alliance

A new ad from the Better Medicare Alliance thanks the bipartisan, bicameral majority in Congress that worked to support Medicare Advantage for 17 million seniors. 

Better Medicare Alliance

With final 2016 Medicare Advantage rates coming out on Monday, April 6th, we wanted to review what's been happening over the last few months.

Better Medicare Alliance

In advance of the 2016 Final Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage program, a new Oliver Wyman report finds recent proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would significantly reduce plans’ resources to identify, prevent and treat seniors with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD affects 15 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries and under the current proposal, payments for patient care would drop by 23 percent. 

Las Vegas Sun

Alfredo Alvarez, 71, typically visits two doctors a week. A diabetic, Alvarez has had triple-bypass heart surgery, diverticulitis and back surgery. He pays $107 a month for Medicare Advantage — and says the money is well worth it. That’s why he recently fired off a letter to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid opposing cuts to the Medicare program that insures seniors through private health plans.

Better Medicare Alliance

A new Morning Consult poll finds sky-high satisfaction with Medicare Advantage among seniors.

The Hill

The future of effective and affordable healthcare for America is still a huge concern — and rightly so.  But that concern couldn’t be more prevalent than in regards to seniors. On February 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Medicare Advantage (MA) cuts for 2016 that will further slash a program that already has suffered significantly in recent years.  

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