The Impact of Medicare Advantage Cuts Across the Country
posted by Andrew Segerman
on February 11, 2015
More than 16 million seniors and individuals with disabilities choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan because of the better quality care and innovative services these plans provide. While Medicare Advantage is popular among seniors, the things they value about their coverage – affordability, care coordination, disease management, quality – are put at risk by payment cuts to the program.
Since 2010, Medicare Advantage plans have been cut in a number of ways. Recent news highlights show how these cuts contribute to higher costs, reduced benefits, and fewer choices for beneficiaries.
Cuts to the Medicare Advantage program threaten the important benefits upon which beneficiaries rely. To learn more about the Medicare Advantage program and the harmful effects these funding cuts may have on beneficiaries, visit www.medicarechoices.org.