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Strengthening Medicare Advantage: Bold Ideas for the Trump Administration May 5, 2017

Allyson Y. Schwartz In the recent 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma made a bold request to the community of Medicare Advantage…

Event Recap
Florida Senior Day 2017 March 29, 2017

Raven Garris Since its inception in 2014, Florida Senior Day has successfully convened seniors, caregivers, and stakeholders to celebrate and advocate for more than 5.2 million Florida seniors. Better Medicare Alliance had the honor of…

Senior Stories
I Can Better Manage my COPD While Saving Money March 7, 2017

My husband is also on the same plan and does not have any chronic conditions. We feel blessed to have such great healthcare. Through my Humana Medicare Advantage plan, I can better manage my Chronic…

Use Medicare Advantage to Pave the Way for Value-Based Care February 16, 2017

Jeffrey Kang, President ChenMed Medicare is often seen as the old gray mare of health insurance — outdated and slow-moving. Yet a part of it, Medicare Advantage, could play a key role in health care’s…

Senior Stories
I Have Sleep Apnea And Medicare Advantage Helps Me Get The Care I Need December 12, 2016

I have sleep apnea and when I retired I was concerned that I wouldn't get the supplies that I need when I switched to Medicare. Since enrolling in Medicare Advantage, I get the supplies every…

Senior Stories
Medicare Advantage Covers My Multiple Chronic Conditions in the Most Affordable Manner for Me December 12, 2016

Sharon McKelvey, Elk Grove, California Medicare Advantage covers my multiple chronic conditions in the most affordable manner for me. The 20 percent co-pay with traditional Medicare would have bankrupted me in less than a year.…

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