In Their Own Words: #AllyVoices on the Future of Medicare
Better Medicare Alliance is strengthened by the support of more than 140 diverse ally organizations. Watch below as allies share in their own words about the importance of Medicare Advantage and the value of Better Medicare Alliance to their cause.
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National Adult Day Services Association
“Medicare Advantage means a great deal to the National Adult Day Services Association … by working with Medicare Advantage we are able to partner with the private sector to demonstrate to Congress and everyone else that adult day services does in fact have desirable outcomes and can do so at much less expense than fee-for-service Medicare.”
Former Senator Roy Afflerbach, National Adult Day Services Association
Population Health Alliance
“Better Medicare Alliance is a great advocacy partner for Population Health alliance in terms of carrying a lot of credibility on the hill, being a strong bipartisan organization – that’s tremendously helpful when we’re talking about improving the health care system.”
Brent Ling, Population Health Alliance
“Consumer Action joined as an Ally with Better Medicare Alliance because we knew from our experience with our consumers that Medicare Advantage plans offer a great deal of financial benefits for people over Fee-for-Service Medicare … for a lot of folks they can really save a lot of money each year by being in a Medicare Advantage plan.”
Linda Sherry, Consumer Action
Oak Street Health
“Medicare Advantage is crucial to Oak Street Health. It's what allows us to operate out value-based models... we can only do that with Medicare Advantage."
Dr. Griffin Myers, Oak Street Health
“Better Medicare Alliance has been a huge advocate for Medicare Advantage which we think is a key driver for better outcomes and better quality of life for patients.”
Dr. Michael Le, Landmark Health
University of Michigan V-BID Center
“The future of Medicare is making sure that Medicare beneficiaries and my patients are able to easily access those visits and services that make them healthier. We're very happy to be working with BMA on a number of policy issues that make that a reality.”
Dr. Mark Fendrick, University of Michigan V-BID Center
National Association of Health Underwriters
“I firmly believe in the mission of Better Medicare Alliance to strengthen Medicare Advantage... I want to support the organization in any way I can.”
Erin Fisher, National Association of Health Underwriters
Teachers' Retirement System of Kentucky
“We both share the common goals of making sure that Medicare Advantage stays around, remains stable and feasible to be offered to retirees - especially the teacher retirees.”
Jane Gilbert, CPA, Director of Retiree Health Care, Teachers' Retirement System of Kentucky
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
“Medicare Advantage plans offer us new ways of bringing care into the home. For us, that's critical.”
Dan Savitt, Executive Vice President & CFO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Healthcare Leadership Council
“Our members believe strongly in the Medicare Advantage program. We think it is the future of Medicare.”
Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
American Medical Group Association
“It's important that AMGA come together with BMA and all other like-minded organizations to make sure that Medicare Advantage is supported and sustained for the future."
Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, AMGA
National Hispanic Medical Association
"We really believe that Medicare Advantage is the future for our communities."
Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
"Given the financial structure of Medicare Advantage, it enables us to provide services for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries like transportation, very low physician to patient ratios, specialty care on site, and other ancillary benefits that would only happen under [MA]."
Dr. Gaurov Dayal, President of New Markets and Chief Growth Officer, ChenMed
Meals on Wheels America
"We value Better Medicare Alliance because we are totally aligned in our thinking about the role of Medicare Advantage plans can play in better serving the needs of seniors and helping to solve senior hunger and isolation in this country."
Lucy Theilheimer, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer, Meals on Wheels America