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Better Medicare Alliance Statement on the 2016 Election

November 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Adjoa Adofo

202-735-0037

aadofo@bettermedicarealliance.org

 

Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2016) – Better Medicare Alliance President and CEO Allyson Y. Schwartz released the following statement in response to the results of the 2016 presidential and Congressional election:

 

“As we look to welcome a new President, new Administration, and a new Congress, Americans are keenly interested in hearing more about how we will meet the challenges in health care access, cost, and quality.

 

The good news is that there is bipartisan, broad consensus in Washington and outside the Beltway that Medicare Advantage is working to meet these challenges for beneficiaries today and is leading the way towards cost-effective, coordinated care in Medicare.

 

As a candidate President-elect Donald Trump spoke of the importance of Medicare to American seniors, people with disabilities and their families. Better Medicare Alliance, as the leading voice on Medicare Advantage, looks forward to working with the new Congress and the new Administration to ensure the availability and sustainability of Medicare Advantage, as well as to support the innovation in quality, care, affordability, and beneficiary satisfaction that Medicare Advantage offers 18.5 million Medicare beneficiaries.”

 

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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.