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Medicare Advantage plans, or Medicare Part C, are Medicare-approved private health plans dedicated to providing comprehensive medical coverage to seniors over 65 or to individuals facing severe disabilities. Medicare Advantage plans include a variety of benefits, in addition to the hospital and physician coverage included in original Medicare. These benefits include prescription drug coverage, vision, hearing, dental, fitness, mental health, and management of chronic illness and disease.
Beneficiaries nationwide value the choices and flexibility that Medicare Advantage plans provide at a reasonable cost. Nearly 22 million seniors and individuals with disabilities have chosen to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, receiving better care, better service, and better value.
Medicare Advantage serves hardworking Americans from all backgrounds, all over the country. In fact, more than 31 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, including nearly half of Hispanic and 33 percent of African American beneficiaries. More than a third of beneficiaries have incomes of less than $20,000.
While beneficiaries report overwhelmingly high-levels of satisfaction with their Medicare Advantage plans, challenges for the program lie ahead. Medicare Advantage provides quality health care services at an affordable price to nearly 22 million beneficiaries nationwide. Medicare Advantage means more to beneficiaries then just leading a healthy life. It gives them security and peace of mind. We need to protect it.
The Coalition for Medicare Choices is dedicated to protecting Medicare Advantage by actively communicating with members of Congress about issues that affect coverage. Coalition members have participated in rallies, dozens of town hall meetings involving members of Congress, made thousands of phone calls to congressional offices and written more than 350,000 letters to their members of Congress. Join us!