Policy & Research

As the leading voice on Medicare Advantage, we work tirelessly to protect and ultimately strengthen this critical health care. Our thoughtful, data-driven research drives powerful action in the halls of Congress, from Issue Briefs to Letters on behalf of our community.

Policy & Research

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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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Our Issues

We focus our work on these issues, which we believe are driving the future of health care for seniors.

Under Medicare Advantage, Special Needs Plans (SNPs) specialize care for the health care system’s fastest growing and most costly and complex care beneficiaries – frail, disabled, and chronically-ill Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare Advantage is built on a payment system that aims to move Medicare from a volume-based to a value-based system. The capitated framework in Medicare Advantage encourages a complete strategy of patient care to prevent unmanaged care that jumps from service to service.

The Health Insurance Tax applies to individual policies, small groups, employers that are not self-insured, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Advantage. Over 20% of the tax falls on Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, likely resulting in an increase in premiums and/or cost sharing paid by seniors and other beneficiaries.