| In 2010, Washington cut Medicare Advantage funding by $200 billion. These funding reductions combined with other changes to the program resulted in payment cuts of 6.5 percent last year, causing higher costs, reduced benefits, and fewer choices for seniors. Now more rate cuts are looming.
|40 Senators Sign Bipartisan Letter in Support of Medicare Advantage|
A bipartisan group of 40 senators recently sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors by maintaining current payment levels in 2015.
This new bipartisan letter adds to a growing list of voices representing a broad array of physicians, employers, and health care thought leaders expressing concern about potential new cuts to Medicare Advantage.
The map below shows the senators who signed on to the letter.
|Contact Congress Now|
It’s up to seniors to make the case for their Medicare Advantage coverage.
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set the rates for Medicare Advantage, seniors are watching more closely than ever. They don’t want to see any more rate cuts.
Congress must urge CMS to protect Medicare Advantage. Make your voice heard. Contact Congress, and tell your representatives it’s time to take a stand.
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The Coalition for Medicare Choices is a national grassroots organization that is a voice in Washington for the millions of Medicare beneficiaries receiving vital benefits through Medicare Advantage.