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The Hill

Seniors on Medicare Advantage plans are more satisfied with their coverage than those on traditional Medicare, according to a new poll from the Morning Consult. The poll comes as lawmakers from both parties have been pressuring the Obama administration not to make cuts to the Medicare Advantage program, ahead of an announcement of payment rates on Monday. 

Morning Consult

Seniors love their federal health insurance – but they love some plans more than others. Whether enrolled in traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage, Morning Consult polling shows Americans aged 65 and older expressing high levels of satisfaction with their federal health benefits. 

Palm Beach Post

As a voice for older residents of the Sunshine State, we are deeply concerned about pending cuts to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which could affect hundreds of thousands of our seniors.

Argus Observer

I recently led a bipartisan group of 52 senators in calling on the Administration to refrain from making additional harmful cuts to the successful, market-based Medicare Advantage (MA) program. 

Better Medicare Alliance

More members of Congress are expressing concerns about new proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage. In a letter to CMS today, members of the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees urged the agency to reconsider policies in the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage program. 

The Hill

It is no secret that Democrats and Republicans have not often agreed on health policy in recent years. We are writing as a bipartisan team because there is a critical healthcare issue on which we — and a growing number of our colleagues — have found common ground. That issue is Medicare Advantage, the part of Medicare that now serves more than 16 million seniors nationwide.

Better Medicare Alliance

A new survey of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries finds seniors are exceptionally satisfied with their Medicare Advantage coverage.

AAFP

An aging population with multiple chronic conditions will require Medicare to take a more coordinated approach to patient care, according to a panel of health policymakers.The panel, made up of federal officials and insurance representatives, discussed the most effective ways to provide and pay for chronic care management during a recent Alliance for Health Reform event here.

Better Medicare Alliance

In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program, more members of Congress are raising concerns about the impact of proposed new cuts to the program. In a bipartisan letter to CMS, 239 members of the House urged the agency to stabilize payment rates for 2016. 

Better Medicare Alliance

As more stakeholders respond to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program, we wanted to be sure you knew that the American Hospital Association wrote CMS last week, urging the agency to protect and avoid further cuts to the program. 

The Chattanoogan

Regarding the announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on proposed rate cuts to Medicare Advantage payments, this statement was released from Senate health committee Chairman Alexander.
 

Better Medicare Alliance

With preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage rates coming out today, we wanted to be sure you knew that thirty five leading national and state employer organizations this week wrote CMS urging it to protect Medicare Advantage. Highlights of the employer letter are available here.

Morning Consult

A lot has been written lately about the return of the house call. Innovative health plans, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking health systems are recognizing that house calls are a compelling example of how we can build a more integrated and technology-enabled health system that treats patients at the right time in the optimal setting.

CQ Roll Call

Employers and insurers are lobbying Medicare officials not to impose deeper cuts in the rates for private Medicare Advantage plans when they are released on Friday.

Better Medicare Alliance

With preliminary Medicare Advantage rates coming out tomorrow, more concerns are being raised about the possibility of new cuts to Medicare Advantage. A bipartisan majority of U.S.

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