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AHIP Applauds Medicare Advantage Value as Essential Public-Private Partnership Reaches 30 Million Enrollee Milestone

Press Release

Published Jan 17, 2023 • by AHIP

Health Insurance Providers Hail Program’s Tremendous Value for America’s Seniors, People With Disabilities, and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. – (January 17, 2023) – Today, following the news that the Medicare Advantage (MA) program crossed the 30 million enrollee milestone, AHIP’s President and CEO Matt Eyles praised MA’s patient value – both in health outcomes and affordability.

In 10 years, MA enrollment has more than doubled, and today’s 30 million enrollee milestone is the latest example of MA’s continued success for seniors and people with disabilities. The program receives nearly universally high satisfaction from seniors, and this milestone is emblematic of its success. Research shows more people are making a choice to select MA, with its better service, better access to care, and better value.

“With more than 30 million seniors and people with disabilities now enrolled in Medicare Advantage - nearly half of all who are eligible for Medicare – it is a huge endorsement of the value of this program,” said Eyles. “This milestone shows that people are choosing MA for better affordability and health outcomes. The continued growth of the program is a testament to the tremendous value MA offers to all enrollees, and especially those with chronic illnesses who require care coordination and management, as well as those with low incomes who rely on MA’s access to additional benefits at little or no cost.

“Enrollees in MA are more racially and ethnically diverse and are more satisfied with their coverage than those in the original Medicare program, and they are in all 50 states. Medicare Advantage is a model of public-private partnerships that improve affordability, access, benefits, and satisfaction for patients, consumers, and taxpayers.

“AHIP will continue to work with the Administration, Congress, and other stakeholders to ensure MA becomes even stronger and more vibrant for the millions of Americans who depend on it for good health and financial stability.”

Medicare Advantage offers enrollees crucial protection from high out-of-pocket costs and typically offers benefits well beyond those in original Medicare, such as integrated vision, hearing, and dental benefits; wellness programs; home caregiver support; and comprehensive prescription drug coverage.

Read about the value of Medicare Advantage compared with original Medicare.

Read how Medicare Advantage provides better services, better care, and better value.

Read the 7 things you need to know about Medicare Advantage.

Click here for more AHIP Medicare Advantage resources.

About AHIP

AHIP is the national association whose members provide health care coverage, services, and solutions to hundreds of millions of Americans every day. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that make health care better and coverage more affordable and accessible for everyone. Visit to learn how working together, we are Guiding Greater Health.