Daily Miner: Why I support Medicare Advantage
MARCH 16, 2018
A key responsibility of Congress is making sure the actions of our federal agencies reflect the priorities of the American people. This includes ensuring that the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (“ CMS”) – the agency responsible for administering Medicare and Medicaid programs – does right by senior citizens on Medicare Advantage.
What is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Advantage promotes choice in health care. It isn’t some one-size-fits-all plan decided by the government; rather, it offers an extensive menu of comprehensive health plans from which seniors are free to select one that best meets their needs. Better yet, these are private health plans. Medicare Advantage leverages marketplace competition to drive innovation and deliver better service at lower costs. You may be interested to know that nearly half a million Arizona seniors rely on Medicare Advantage for their health care – including more than 55,000 of our friends and neighbors right here in Arizona’s 4th congressional district…