Don’t Cut Their Care

30 Million Seniors and People With Disabilities Rely on Medicare Advantage

The Administration released its advance rate notice for Medicare Advantage, and the proposed changes in the release could result in billions of dollars in cuts to the program, which will increase costs and reduce benefits for seniors and people with disabilities. With about 40% of enrollees making less than $25,000 a year, these cuts will disproportionately hurt seniors from low income, rural, and other historically underserved communities.

More than 30 million Americans rely on Medicare Advantage because it delivers better services, better access to care, and better value. Medicare Advantage covers more racially diverse populations than original Medicare. As demonstrated by a letter signed by over 60 Senators, the program enjoys strong bipartisan support and is a prime example of the government and free market working together successfully.

Funding Medicare Advantage is an extremely important issue for senior voters. According to a recent poll, voters with Medicare Advantage believe that the government (95%) and President Biden (83%) should fully fund Medicare Advantage to cover increasing health care costs. Additionally, cutting Medicare Advantage could be politically disastrous, as 85% of voters in key 2024 Senate battleground states believe that President Biden would be breaking his promise to protect Medicare if cuts are made to Medicare Advantage.

The Coalition for Medicare Choices opposes these changes, which could negatively affect the health and wellbeing of seniors and people with disabilities.