Better Medicare Alliance Statement on House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committees' Medicare Advantage Bills
"Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced four bills designed to support the Medicare Advantage program for seniors. We commend the Committees for this effort to ensure seniors' access to Medicare Advantage and to provide timely information to Congress, as more and more seniors choose this valued option. The introduction of these bills indicates the strong, bipartisan support for Medicare Advantage and the program's value to seniors across the country.
"After years of legislative and regulatory changes, it is important that Congressional and administrative actions support stability of Medicare Advantage. As we move forward, we look forward to Congressional action that ensures that the program's funding is stable, predictable and consistent, and that seniors' benefits and access to the program are preserved. We appreciate the Committees' recognition of the importance of Medicare Advantage as an affordable, high quality option for seniors today and urge Congress to protect and strengthen this critical program for the future."