Letter to the editor: Protecting Medicare Advantage

September 11, 2023

Originally published in the Tribune Review

Affordable and high-quality health care for seniors and individuals with disabilities remains a big concern in Pennsylvania. That is why we need to protect and strengthen Medicare Advantage, a vital part of Medicare that more need to know about.

It is important that as many people as possible look at Medicare Advantage so they can choose health care plans that focus on their specific needs. And the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare Advantage premiums have continued to decline to a 16-year low while plan choices, benefits and enrollment have all increased in 2023. This further enhances the appeal of the program. As a state lawmaker, this is something I want to highlight for all Pennsylvanians.

I commend U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman for their commitment to protecting Medicare Advantage on behalf of Pennsylvanians. It is crucial we elected officials continue to support and advocate for Medicare Advantage, as it remains a lifeline for countless individuals. Together, we can work toward a healthier and more prosperous future for seniors and individuals with disabilities both here in the Keystone State and across the U.S.

Rep. Matt Gergely


State Rep. Matt Gergely represents the 35th District.