AMAC is proud to announce our support for a bipartisan initiative to protect Medicare Advantage (MA). Last week, a letter signed by more than 80 members of Congress was delivered to the Majority and Minority leaders of the House of Representatives – urging them to safeguard funds for the Medicare Advantage program when budget negotiations begin in the New Year. Spearheaded by Representatives Cassidy (R-LA) and Barrow (D-GA), this effort addresses how MA will be negatively impacted by the $25.4 billion in funding cuts slated to affect the program in 2014. As the fastest-growing alternative seniors organization in the country, AMAC is very concerned that these cuts will jeopardize the program’s stability in the future and will gravely threaten MA’s ability to provide satisfactory benefits and plan options to consumers. Like many in Congress, AMAC values how Medicare Advantage has been successful in improving health outcomes for beneficiaries and in reducing the need for expensive hospital readmissions. AMAC’s letter of support for the Cassidy-Barrow initiative was submitted to the Congressional Record earlier this week to demonstrate our strong public support for Medicare Advantage and the 14 million seniors enrolled in this program.
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