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AHIP Statement On Medicare Advantage

posted by Clare Krusing

on April 4, 2016

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the final Medicare Advantage rate notice, AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner issued the following statement:

“Medicare Advantage is a lifeline for more than 17 million seniors across the country. With beneficiaries facing new cuts to their coverage, more than 400 Members of Congress — the most support ever for the program — stood up to protect beneficiaries’ benefits. Following this overwhelming bipartisan Congressional outreach, CMS took steps to mitigate the negative impact of policy changes related to risk adjustment and encounter data. Yet, more can be done to ensure stability for more than 3 million seniors who depend on Medicare employer retiree plans. We urge policymakers to focus on policies that will strengthen the Medicare Advantage program moving forward and ensure high-quality, affordable coverage for seniors and vulnerable beneficiaries.”

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