BMA Releases 2021 Enrollment Heatmap, Showing Medicare Advantage Enrollment in States, Congressional Districts, and Counties Nationwide

Florida and Hawaii lead in enrollment, as Michigan and Maine mark new entries into the top 10 list.  90 Congressional districts reach 50% MA enrollment or higher – up from 64 districts last year.

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Washington, D.C
. – Better Medicare Alliance, the leading research and advocacy group supporting Medicare Advantage (MA), unveiled its 2021 Medicare Advantage enrollment map, featuring MA enrollment figures in states, Congressional districts, and counties nationwide.

The map, populated with 2021 enrollment data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), demonstrates the continued strength of Medicare Advantage across the country as enrollment grows to more than 26 million beneficiaries.

The top 10 states for Medicare Advantage enrollment include Florida (48.7%), Hawaii (47.6%), Oregon (47.1%), Michigan (45.9%) and Alabama (45.6%). Rounding out the list are Connecticut (45%), Pennsylvania (44.2%), California (43.7%), New York (43.5%), and Maine (43.2%).

Michigan and Maine represent new entries into the top 10 list, replacing Arizona and Tennessee which maintain strong Medicare Advantage penetration rates of more than 42%.

Data show that 90 Congressional districts have now reached 50% or higher enrollment in Medicare Advantage, up from last year’s total of 64 districts.

“Our newly-updated enrollment map takes the latest CMS data and presents it in an accessible, easy-to-use way – helping seniors, policymakers, and advocates identify Medicare Advantage enrollment in a given state, Congressional district, or county,” said Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance. “As this map shows, 90 Congressional districts nationwide have Medicare Advantage penetration rates of 50% or higher, up from 64 districts last year. In the top Congressional district for Medicare Advantage enrollment – a predominantly Black and Latinx district in the Miami suburbs – nearly three-fourths of Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have made an active choice for Medicare Advantage. Enrollment nationwide grew by roughly 10 percent, from nearly 24 million this time last year to over 26 million Americans who entrust their coverage to Medicare Advantage today.”  

Congressman Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), who represents one of the top districts in the country for Medicare Advantage enrollment, added “Seniors in New York and around the country have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Medicare Advantage is playing an important role in getting my constituents to the other side of this crisis. Roughly 7 in 10 Medicare-eligible individuals in my district have made an active choice for Medicare Advantage. I’ll always stand up for these seniors’ coverage decisions by working to champion Medicare and Medicare Advantage in Congress.”

Daniel E. Dawes, Executive Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine and a member of Better Medicare Alliance’s Council of Scholars, added Better Medicare Alliance’s Medicare Advantage enrollment map paints a clear picture of not only the strength of Medicare Advantage today, but the many communities it serves. We should not miss that many of the regions with the highest penetration rates for Medicare Advantage enrollment are also among the most diverse. Research has shown that minority participation in Medicare Advantage grew by 111% in recent years. The data represented in this enrollment map clearly support that finding.”

Medicare Advantage garners widespread bipartisan support on Capitol Hill and the top 10 Congressional districts for enrollment are nearly evenly split in representation between Democrats and Republicans. The list includes:

  • Florida’s 24th Congressional district (Rep. Frederica Wilson-D) – 73.4% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • New York’s 25th Congressional district (Rep. Joseph Morelle-D) – 69.3% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • New York’s 15th Congressional district (Rep. Richie Torres-D) – 69.2% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • Florida’s 26th Congressional district (Rep. Carlos Gimenez-R) – 67.9% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • Florida’s 20th Congressional district (Vacated by the passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings-D) – 65.3% Medicare Advantage enrollment.
  • New York’s 27th Congressional district (Rep. Chris Jacobs-R) – 64.4% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • Florida’s 25th Congressional district (Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart-R) – 63.4% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district (Rep. Mike Doyle-D) – 63.3% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • Florida’s 27th Congressional district (Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar-R) – 62.9% Medicare Advantage enrollment
  • California’s 38th Congressional district (Rep. Linda Sanchez-D) – 62.4% Medicare Advantage enrollment.

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