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The Better Medicare Alliance Names Former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz as President & CEO April 22, 2015

This week, the Better Medicare Alliance announced that former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz will become the President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance.  She is a well-respected health care expert with deep knowledge of the…

ICYMI: Better Medicare Alliance Members Thank Congress for Supporting Medicare Advantage April 14, 2015

A new ad from the Better Medicare Alliance thanks the bipartisan, bicameral majority in Congress that worked to support Medicare Advantage for 17 million seniors. To view the ad please see here.

Medicare Advantage Update April 3, 2015

With final 2016 Medicare Advantage rates coming out on Monday, April 6th, we wanted to review what's been happening over the last few months: A report from Milliman found that recent years' cuts to Medicare Advantage are…

ICYMI: House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees Urge CMS to Prevent Further Cuts to Medicare Advantage March 19, 2015

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…

Medicare Advantage Leads The Way in Helping Seniors with Chronic Disease March 14, 2015

The Senate Finance Committee is hosting a hearing this morning on improving chronic disease care for Medicare beneficiaries, a critically important topic that is central to the value of Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage has long been at…

Infographic: Medicare Advantage Cuts Mean Seniors Pay More and Get Less March 13, 2015

A new infographic from the Better Medicare Alliance highlights the impact of deep federal rate cuts implemented each year from 2012-2015, which have resulted in benefit reduction, higher costs, and lost choices for millions of seniors…

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