What Is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage plans, or Medicare Part C, are Medicare-approved private health plans dedicated to providing comprehensive medical coverage to Americans over 65 or to individuals with disabilities. In addition to hospital and physician coverage included in traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans include a variety of benefits with no additional cost. These benefits include vision coverage, hearing coverage, and dental coverage. Americans nationwide value the choices and flexibility that Medicare Advantage plans provide. Today, more than 23 million Americans choose Medicare Advantage plans to receive 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 hardworking Americans from all walks of life. More than 35 % of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, including nearly half of Hispanic and 33 % of African American beneficiaries.

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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 93% of Americans on Medicare Advantage report being satisfied with their plans, challenges for the program lie ahead. These challenges like the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) increase cost for hardworking Americans and limit benefits. To protect and strengthen Medicare Advantage, we participated in rallies, town hall meetings, organize phone calls to congressional offices and write hundreds of thousands of letters to members of Congress. Join us!