Category: Issue Alert

Provider consolidation in the news: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Another headline has warned about the impacts provider consolidation have on health care prices (it makes them go up). Continue reading

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Health Plans Help Patients Understand

As Kaiser Health News reported, considering whether to see a particular provider while navigating the health care system can be confusing for consumers. That’s why health plans are working hard to give consumers the information and resources they need to make the best choices about their health care. Continue reading

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What does MA mean to beneficiaries?

For more than 16 million seniors and individuals with disabilities, Medicare Advantage coverage means better care, greater choice, and higher quality. Continue reading

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The Impact of Medicare Advantage Cuts Across the Country

Since 2010, Medicare Advantage plans have been cut in a number of ways. Recent news highlights show how these cuts contribute to higher costs, reduced benefits, and fewer choices for beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Event Roundup: Coalition Seniors Talk Medicare Advantage with Lawmakers

Since 1999, the Coalition for Medicare Choices has worked to protect the benefits offered by Medicare Advantage that seniors depend on. In that time, Coalition seniors have made more than a million contacts with their members of Congress to protect their benefits. Some things have changed in those 15 years—the Coalition has grown to more than 1.8 million members (and counting), for example. But one thing stayed the same—they are still making your voices heard in Washington. Most recently, Coalition [...]

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More Value, Better Care in Action

The health insurance industry continues to lead in delivering more value and better care to health care consumers. It’s not just the numbers and outcomes that matter, but more importantly, it’s the real-life benefits health insurance coverage has for real-life people. Continue reading

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Communities, health plans, and the fight against child obesity

How do we as a nation tackle child obesity? Health plans believe it starts in our communities and backyards, and that’s why they are taking the childhood obesity fight head on with community-based initiatives. Continue reading

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Better Outcomes: It’s in the numbers

Payment and delivery reforms promote better coordination and they end with better outcomes. The proof is in the numbers. Continue reading

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More Value, Better Care Starts With Better Coordination

As early adopters of value-based innovations, health plans’ care coordination has played a big role in efforts to ensure more value and better care for patients. Continue reading

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What providers have to say about Medicare Advantage

You’ve seen the benefits of Medicare Advantage from the patient perspective. Here’s what providers are saying about the important program that roughly 16 million seniors rely on for superior care. Continue reading

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