Upton Statement on Final 2015 Medicare Advantage Rates

April 7, 2014

Upton: “Congress must work to ensure the health law’s continued attack on Medicare Advantage is stopped and seniors have the peace of mind they deserve.”  

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement regarding the administration’s final payment rates for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans. The administration announced in February that it would impose additional cuts to Medicare Advantage plans next year. Committee members have warned about the harmful effects these cuts and the policies already enacted in the president’s health care law have on the quality of care for seniors and have introduced several bills that would help keep the promise of Medicare.

“Too many seniors already have lost their Medicare Advantage plans because of the health law’s raid on the program. Because 80 percent of the law’s cuts are still scheduled to go into effect, Congress must work to ensure the health law’s continued attack on Medicare Advantage is stopped and seniors have the peace of mind they deserve. Seniors should not have to worry every year about losing their Medicare Advantage plan, doctors, or benefits.”

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