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State of Medicare Advantage

The 2020 State of Medicare Advantage report highlights the importance of high-quality, affordable health care for 24 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. At Better Medicare Alliance, we believe that Medicare Advantage provides the opportunity for a healthier future.

Greater Diversity
Lower Costs
Better Outcomes
State of Medicare Advantage Report

Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, unveiled its 2020 State of Medicare Advantage report, showing greater diversity, lower costs, and better outcomes in Medicare Advantage, as compared to Traditional Medicare.

The report offers a comprehensive picture of Medicare Advantage today – from beneficiary demographics, to consumer savings and satisfaction, health outcomes and projections for the future.

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MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ENROLLEES
46% of Medicare Advantage enrollees are in a zero-dollar premium plan.
MEDICARE ADVANTAGEENROLLEES
Medicare Advantage sees greater racial and socio-economic diversity

28% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are racial minorities, compared to 21% in Traditional Medicare. 50% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries live on annual incomes of less than $24,500 a year.

MEDICARE ADVANTAGEBENEFITS
Over 80% of Medicare Advantage plans offer a vision, hearing, wellness, or dental benefit.

Over half of all Medicare Advantage plans offer all four of these benefits.

Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions
23% Fewer

Inpatient hospital stays than FFS Medicare Beneficiaries

33% Fewer

Emergency room visits than FFS Medicare Beneficiaries

29% less likely

Potentially avoidable hospitalizations than FFS Medicare beneficiaries

41% Lower

Rate of potentially avoidable hospitalization

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE RIGHT NOW
Nearly $1600 A Year In Savings

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries report $1,598 less in total annual health spending than their Traditional Medicare counterparts.

MEDICARE ADVANTAGESUPPORT
Record-breaking 75% Congressional support!

A bipartisan roster of 403 members of Congress – 75 percent – expressed support for Medicare Advantage in a letter to CMS earlier this year.

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE RIGHT NOW
99% of beneficiaries report being satisfied with Medicare Advantage overall.
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Plans, providers, community partners, beneficiaries, and policymakers must work together to support current efforts and build new opportunities to improve beneficiary health and quality of life through high-value care in Medicare Advantage – the future of Medicare.