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ICYMI: Bipartisan Poll Finds Sky-high Approval for Medicare Advantage March 12, 2015

A new survey of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries finds seniors are exceptionally satisfied with their Medicare Advantage coverage.  Conducted February 24-28 by The Mellman Group and The Winston Group, the poll finds 91 percent of seniors…

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ICYMI: Hospitals Oppose Proposed New Medicare Advantage Cuts March 6, 2015

In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program, the American Hospital Association wrote CMS last week, urging the agency to protect and avoid further cuts to the program. A couple…

WTAS: The Value of Medicare Advantage February 27, 2015

“These plans are particularly important for low-income beneficiaries who are financially vulnerable, as well as rural and minority populations who are seeing fewer plan choices.” U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, press release – February 20, 2015…

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ICYMI: Employers Urge CMS to Protect Medicare Advantage February 23, 2015

With preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage rates coming out today, we wanted to be sure you knew that thirty-five leading national and state employer organizations this week wrote CMS urging it to protect Medicare Advantage. Highlights…

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ICYMI: Bipartisan Majority of Senators Urge CMS to Maintain Medicare Advantage Payment Levels February 23, 2015

With preliminary Medicare Advantage rates coming out tomorrow, more concerns are being raised about the possibility of new cuts to Medicare Advantage. A bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, led by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and…

Latino Coalition Participates in Medicare Advantage Hill Briefing February 19, 2015

I recently had the privilege of representing the Latino Coalition and the Better Medicare Alliance at a Medicare Advantage briefing sponsored by the Healthcare Leadership Council. The event was well-attended by over 50 congressional staff…

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