Medicare Advantage

How is Medicare Advantage making health care better for seniors?

Medicare Advantage offers Medicare beneficiaries comprehensive private health care plans with access to innovative programs, similar to those enjoyed by millions of Americans through private employers.

Medicare Advantage provides an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service system and provides disease and care management services that reduce hospitalizations and improve care. Medicare Advantage plans may also offer additional benefits not offered in traditional fee-for-service Medicare, such as vision, hearing, dental, and/or health and wellness programs. Most also include prescription drug coverage as part of the plan.

More than 18 million seniors and individuals with disabilities — approximately 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries — are choosing to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage remains a critical safety net for seniors across the country. In fact, more than a third (37 percent) of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage have incomes of less than $20,000.

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More than 18 million Americans are covered by Medicare Advantage.

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More than 400 Members of Congress urged CMS to protect seniors from further cuts to their Medicare Advantage coverage in 2016.

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