Sewell Receives 2022 Medicare Advantage Champion Award

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-AL-07, received the Medicare Advantage Champion award on Friday for her strong advocacy for Alabama seniors’ access to quality, affordable health coverage options. . Congresswoman Sewell is the only Alabama lawmaker to receive the award.

Presented by Best health insurance alliance (BMA), the nation’s leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, the award recognizes legislators who have worked bipartisanly to strengthen and protect Medicare Advantage, the public-private partnership within Medicare. More than 29 million elderly and disabled Americans nationwide choose to get their health coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan, including more than 81,000 beneficiaries in Alabama’s 7th congressional district alone. .

“Alabama’s seniors deserve to know who is advocating for their health care needs in Washington. On behalf of our nearly 600,000 local advocates nationwide, we are proud to honor Congresswoman Terri Sewell with our ‘Medicare Advantage Champion’ award for doing just that,” said Mary Beth Donahue, President and CEO of Better Medicare Alliance. “Like each of this year’s recipients, Congresswoman Sewell has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to protect and strengthen the high-quality, affordable, coordinated care offered by Medicare Advantage. With Medicare Advantage beneficiaries reporting a 94% satisfaction rate and saving nearly $2,000 in health care expenses annually, we look forward to continuing to work alongside leaders like Congresswoman Sewell to protect the health and financial well-being of seniors by protecting Medicare Advantage.

The Medicare Advantage Champion Award is the Better Medicare Alliance’s highest honor, given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to protecting Medicare Advantage coverage for seniors. To learn more about the Better Medicare Alliance, visit BetterMedicareAlliance.org.