Act Now: Urge Lawmakers to Protect Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

Act Now: Urge Lawmakers to Protect Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

Medicare Advantage is under assault.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a handful of new rules, including one to lower payment rates for Medicare Advantage.

Should you be worried?

Yes, especially if you’re one of the 14 million seniors or persons with disabilities who counts on Medicare Advantage.  When combined with other cuts imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we believe these proposed payment changes will not only mean reduced benefits and fewer health care choices, but will also result in higher out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries.

What that means to you

CMS is proposing rate and policy changes for Medicare Advantage that, if enacted, are likely to significantly impact the ability of many plans to continue to participate in Medicare.  Other plans may have to dramatically reduce their benefits.  These changes are likely to destabilize this crucial program and put at risk the millions of beneficiaries who rely on its services.

How you can help

Despite evidence that clearly demonstrates Medicare Advantage’s value, CMS is proposing to cut payment rates to this valuable program.  But, there’s still time for you to act.

The proposed rules are expected to be finalized by April 1.  We need you to contact your lawmakers immediately and urge them to protect Medicare Advantage and its millions of beneficiaries.

We Want to Hear From You

As always, we want to hear from you.  Let us know how the proposed changes to Medicare Advantage will affect you.

And, be sure to visit the Health Action Network to take action.

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