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.

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Value of Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans

Medicare Part D coverage is offered through private plans that are approved by the federal government. Beneficiaries who enroll in Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) have the option to purchase a standalone prescription drug plan (PDP) to supplement their coverage. 

Meet Our Top Advocates


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

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

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


Allyson Y. Schwartz, BMA President & CEO, meeting with @RepCheri on #MedicareAdvantage in Illinois. There are over 497,900 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in IL.


Allyson Y. Schwartz, BMA President & CEO, meeting with @RepJohnLarson on #MedicareAdvantage in Connecticut. There are over 250,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in CO. #VoiceofMA #BMAatTheHill


Allyson Y. Schwartz, BMA President & CEO, meeting with @RepKatiePorter on Medicare Advantage in California. There are over 2.5M Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in CA. #VoiceofMA

More About Advocacy

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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...
Coalition Letters
As organizations representing and providing care for Medicare beneficiaries, we work to ensure the health and welfare of older Americans. As advocates, we strongly urge...

Save the Date

Look out for a Save the Date from BMA on the Medicare Advantage Summit 2020. The Summit is the only event that brings together plans, providers, patients and government to improve quality, cost and access in medicare advantage.

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.