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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…

ICYMI: Bipartisan Majority of U.S. House of Representatives Urges CMS to Protect Seniors March 12, 2015

In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program, more members of Congress are raising concerns about the impact of proposed new cuts to the program. In a bipartisan letter to…

ICYMI: Bipartisan Poll Finds Sky-high Approval for Medicare Advantage March 12, 2015

A new survey of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries finds seniors are exceptionally satisfied with their Medicare Advantage coverage.  Conducted February 24-28 by The Mellman Group and The Winston Group, the poll finds 91 percent of seniors…

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