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Representative Meehan Office Press Release
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) has introduced H.R. 3044, bipartisan legislation that allows Medicare Advantage insurance plans to offer a wider array of benefits to chronically ill enrollees.

The Hill Extra
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers Tuesday released a much-anticipated bill to address the treatment of chronic illnesses as the 114th congressional session winds down. 

The Hill Extra
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • There has been bipartisan support to expand MA coverage to kidney failure patients. 
  • But MA plans claim a lack of competition has driven costs beyond reimbursement levels. 
The Hill
Thursday, November 17, 2016

The results of last week’s election are still reverberating throughout the country, with dramatic changes proposed in almost every aspect of American public policy.

The Hill Extra
Monday, November 14, 2016

Value-based care is the best option for Medicare sustainability if an unpopular savings panel included in the Affordable Care Act is repealed under a Trump administration, lawmakers and experts say.

American Journal of Managed Care
Friday, March 25, 2016

Individuals with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have lower hospitalization rates than those with traditional fee-for-service Medicare (TM) plans, according to a study from Robert Graham Center. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Medicare Advantage (MA) patients are 10% less likely to have avoidable hospitalizations than traditional fee-for-service Medicare (TM) enrollees, a new 12-state study shows.

Fierce HealthPayer News
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries experience fewer avoidable hospitalizations than those enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans, suggesting that MA plans may be more effective at coordinating preventive care, according to a new study.

Morning Consult
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Record-high Medicare Advantage enrollment is translating into snowballing political support for the program. The Medicare-like coverage offered by private-sector companies was originally a Republican idea. But now, some of Medicare Advantage’s most important advocates are Democrats. 

American Journal of Managed Care
Monday, November 9, 2015

The Better Medicare Alliance works to articulate the value of Medicare Advantage and the way it has improved access to care and the right kind of care for millions of beneficiaries, said Allyson Y.

Politico Pulse
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Adjoa Adofo will be communications director for the Better Medicare Alliance, the group tells PULSE. Adofo, a former reporter and former aide to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, most recently worked for Schmidt Public Affairs and IR Media. 

Modern Healthcare
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former U.S. House Rep. Allyson Schwartz is donning a new hat on Capitol Hill. The Pennsylvania Democrat will head the Better Medicare Alliance, a young lobbying organization funded by health insurers, providers and business groups.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) will become the president and CEO of a group working to support Medicare Advantage, a Medicare program that has often been targeted for reform. She will be leading the Better Medicare Alliance, made up of health insurers (like Aetna), hospitals, medical providers, and advocates for Medicare Advantage recipients. 

Politico Influence
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz has joined the Better Medicare Alliance as president and CEO. In a video announcing her new role, Schwartz said, "While I worked on many issues in Congress, nothing was more important to me than ensuring quality, affordable, accessible health care to all Americans, particularly our seniors."

The Intelligencer
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Allyson Schwartz, the former Democratic congresswoman, will head an organization created to support and bolster Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. The Better Medicare Alliance, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group headquartered in Washington, on Tuesday announced it has tapped Schwar