FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Adjoa Adofo, 202-735-0037
Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2016) – Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) President and CEO Allyson Y. Schwartz, released the following statement in response to the appointments of Dr. Tom Price to the role of Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Seema Verma to the role of Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
“Better Medicare Alliance congratulates Congressman Tom Price on his appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
"As a Member of Congress and an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Price brings both a depth of experience and commitment to health care reform, as well as a keen knowledge of the legislative process to his new position.
"As a coalition of 78 ally organizations representing providers, health plans, aging groups, and Medicare beneficiaries in support of Medicare Advantage, we look forward to working with Dr. Price and Ms. Verma to build on innovation in health care delivery in Medicare to ensure continued access to high-quality, cost-effective care.
Better Medicare Alliance hopes to work with Dr. Price and his team to continue the bipartisan efforts to move Medicare towards value-based care, led by successes in Medicare Advantage."
Better Medicare Alliance | The Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) is the leading coalition of nurses, doctors, health plans, employers, aging service agencies, advocates, retiree organizations, and beneficiaries supporting Medicare Advantage. BMA works to ensure the sustainability and stability of Medicare Advantage through information, research, education, and united support among stakeholders to strengthen this important coverage for seniors and people with disabilities. For more information please visitwww.bettermedicarealliance.org.