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Democrats Want to Cut Overwhelmingly Popular Medicare Advantage Program

February 25, 2022

A new report on Medicare shows that enrollment in the popular Medicare Advantage (MA) program has grown across the board, showing that more seniors are choosing privately-run, innovative options every year. The report comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Unfortunately, Democrats want to hamstring this program and move us backwards towards a socialist single-payer model that will limit patient choice and increase costs.

  • Republicans have long supported Medicare Advantage, dating back to the creation of the modern program in 2003 under President George W. Bush.
  • Roughly 90 percent of MA plans offer prescription drug coverage, making it an easier experience for seniors that want a one-stop shop for a full range of Medicare benefits.
  • Nearly all MA plans also offer supplementary benefits that are not available in fee-for-service Medicare, including telehealth, vision, dental, hearing, and transportation services – all at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

Sadly, as part of their push for the $5 billion socialist Build Back Better agenda, Democrats proposed spending $285 billion to pull beneficiaries away from Medicare Advantage—despite its popularity among seniors—into an outdated single-payer system that rewards volume over value.