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AHIP Statement on Medicare Advantage Payment Rates

Statement from America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni on 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates: “In recent weeks, tens of thousands of seniors, a majority of the U.S. Congress, and more than 170 stakeholder organizations raised concerns about the harmful impact proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would have on the more than 15 million beneficiaries enrolled in the program.  The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the [...]

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New Bipartisan Letter Urges CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress sent a new letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors in Medicare Advantage by maintaining current payment rates for 2015. Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Democrats Urge CMS to Stop Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Democrats recently took to the House floor to express concern about the impact on seniors of a new 5.9 percent cut to Medicare Advantage proposed by the Medicare agency. Continue reading

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New Video Showcases Vast Movement to Protect Medicare Advantage

VIDEO: Seniors, stakeholders, and lawmakers urge CMS to keep Medicare Advantage payments flat next year Continue reading

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Ignagni USA Today Op-Ed: Don’t Harm Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A new USA Today op-ed by AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni warns that proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage will harm seniors in the program – repeating the significant disruption that occurred when the program was cut in the 1990s. Continue reading

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More Than 100,000 Seniors Have Mobilized Against Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Less than a week before final Medicare Advantage payment rates are announced for 2015, seniors across the country are mobilizing to protect Medicare Advantage from a 5.9 percent payment cut proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Continue reading

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NEW PRINT AD: “Seniors, Democrats, and Republicans Agree: Protect Medicare Advantage.”

A new print ad from AHIP’s Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) begins running in publications today. The new ad highlights the broad bipartisan support for Medicare Advantage that exists on Capitol Hill and includes a full list of the 262 members of Congress who have signed letters urging CMS, the Medicare agency, to protect seniors in the program from another round of payment cuts. Continue reading

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Overwhelming Evidence Shows Medicare Advantage Improves Health Outcomes

A recent working paper on Medicare Advantage makes inaccurate conclusions with incomplete data on Medicare health plan options and is in direct contrast to overwhelming, peer-reviewed evidence demonstrating seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage receive higher-quality care and experience better health outcomes compared to fee-for-service Medicare. Continue reading

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What They Are Saying: Bipartisan Group of 262 Members of Congress Urges CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 262 members of Congress representing 45 states have recently urged the Medicare agency to protect seniors in Medicare Advantage through a variety of channels including bipartisan letters, floor speeches, congressional hearings, op-eds, and social media. Continue reading

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Five Members of Senate Finance Committee Send Letter Urging CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

Five members of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors in the program by maintaining current Medicare Advantage payment rates in 2015. Continue reading

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