Advocacy

A strong Medicare Advantage means a strong American health care system. That’s why our BMA Advocates use their voices to tell policymakers that Medicare Advantage is what they want — the care that is driving the future of health care.

Advocate for Medicare Advantage

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Advocacy Alert
Issue Brief
Tax on Health Insurance is a a Tax That Could Harm Low & Middle Income Seniors

If Congress allows the Tax on Health Insurance to return, 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage - many living on low, fixed incomes - would face higher premiums, reduced benefits and higher out-of-pocket costs.

Meet Our Top Advocates

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Pat Raske

Sun City, Arizona
  • Completed the Medicare Advantage Retiree Plan Task Force Survey on February 21, 2018
  • Signed a petition urging Congress to delay the HIT on January 18, 2018
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Harry Graves

Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Signed a petition urging Congress to delay the HIT on January 18, 2018
  • Registered for the open enrollment tele-town hall on October 28, 2017
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Richard Beaulieu

Plantation, Florida
  • Signed a petition urging Congress to delay the HIT on January 20, 2018
  • Submitted a story for Healthy Aging Month on September 12, 2017

See Us In Action

Rep Spanberger

Allyson Y. Schwartz, BMA President & CEO, meeting with Rep. Abigail Spanberger on #MedicareAdvantage in Virginia. There are over 220,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in VA.

Rep Susan Wild

Allyson Y. Schwartz, President & CEO, meeting with Rep. Susan Wild on #MedicareAdvantage in Pennsylvania. There are over 1M Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in PA.

Rep Joe Morelle

Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO, meeting with Rep. Joe Morelle on Medicare Advantage in NY 25th District. There are 93,294 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in Representative Morelle's district.

More About Advocacy

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Advocacy Letter
Dear Administrator Verma: We write to express strong bipartisan support for the Medicare Advantage program, which 39.2 percent of eligible Medicare beneficiaries, more than 22...
Advocacy Letter
Dear Administrator Verma: We write to express our strong support for Medicare Advantage and the high-quality care it provides to more than 21 million seniors...
Advocacy Memo
When Is Open Enrollment? Open Enrollment for Medicare takes place each year from October 15 to December 7. What Can I Do During The Open...
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Our Bipartisan Congressional Support

Better Medicare Alliance thanks the bipartisan, bicameral majority in Congress for standing up for Medicare Advantage.

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Advocacy Checklist

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Seniors can take these three quick actions and be well on their way to becoming a strong BMA Advocate.