Much of Congress backs Medicare Advantage

WASHINGTON — A recent letter signed by 346 members of the United States House of Representatives argues for a “stable” Medicare Advantage program. In the letter to CMS, lawmakers urge the agency to “provide a stable pricing and policy environment that ensures Medicare Advantage can continue to provide the affordable, high-quality, patient-centric coverage that our constituents rely on every day.” “Medicare Advantage continues to reach new heights in enrollment, beneficiary satisfaction and, now, congressional support,” said Mary Beth Donahue, president and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance. “At a time of growing polarization in Washington and across the country, Medicare Advantage is garnering overwhelming bipartisan support as it delivers on its commitment to lower costs and improve outcomes for older adults.” The letter comes as CMS prepares for its annual rate-setting process for the 2023 plan year. nation’s health advocates have signed letters of support for Medicare Advantage, according to Better Medicare Alliance. Better Medicare Alliance is a community of more than 600,000 local beneficiaries and more than 170 allied organizations working to improve healthcare through a strong Medicare Advantage program.