What Is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage is a public-private partnership where health insurance providers deliver comprehensive medical coverage to Americans over 65 and individuals with disabilities, covering everything traditional Medicare covers and more. In addition to hospital and physician coverage included in traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage provides affordable coverage by capping out-of-pocket costs and many Medicare Advantage plans offer additional benefits that traditional Medicare doesn’t cover. These benefits include integrated vision, hearing, and dental benefits, wellness programs, in-home caregiver support, innovative telehealth options, and comprehensive prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage has strong bipartisan support because it is a prime example of the government and free market working together to deliver lower costs, more choices, and better outcomes for the American people. Today, more than 26 million Americans — over 40% of all those eligible for Medicare — choose Medicare Advantage because it delivers better services, better access to care, and better value.

Better services, better access to care, and better value.

Who are Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries?

Medicare Advantage serves over 26 million Americans 65+ and the most vulnerable Americans with disabilitiesOver 40% of all those eligible for Medicare choose Medicare Advantage. That includes nearly half of all Medicare-eligible Hispanic and African American individuals. Women make up 57% of Medicare Advantage members. 40% of Medicare Advantage enrollees make less than $25,000 per year. Many of these individuals might not be able to afford the out-of-pocket costs of traditional Medicare.  

Why is the Coalition Working to Protect Americans on Medicare Advantage?

The Coalition and our members are dedicated to protecting and strengthening the better services, better access to care, and better value that Americans deserve. While 94% of Americans 65+ on Medicare Advantage report being satisfied with their coverage, challenges for the program lie ahead. To protect and strengthen Medicare Advantage, we’re making our voices heard from our local communities to Washington, D.C.  Join us!