Coalition for Medicare Choices Seniors Already Sent 22,000 Messages
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A record 65 United States Senators took a stand yesterday to protect
seniors with Medicare Advantage (MA). Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and
Bill Nelson (D-FL) led a bipartisan letter to Acting Administrator
Conway at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly
supporting MA. The number of Senate signees is the highest ever in
support of Medicare Advantage. In advance of the letter, members of the
Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) sent 22,000 messages to Congress in
recent days urging support for the program.
With increased public attention on health care, MA continues to be a
program with broad bipartisan support that should serve as a model for
an efficient public-private program that can reduce costs and improve
“On behalf of the 2 million members of the Coalition for Medicare
Choices, we want to thank Senators Crapo and Nelson, and the huge
bipartisan group of Senators who stood up for our health care. Seniors
know how important it is to have Medicare Advantage champions in
Congress who are looking out for us,” said Marilyn Frazier, a member of
the Coalition for Medicare Choices in Boise, Idaho.
More than 18 million seniors and individuals with disabilities rely on
the Medicare Advantage program, which is the part of Medicare through
which private health plans provide comprehensive medical coverage.
Beneficiaries choose Medicare Advantage because of the better services,
higher-quality care, and additional benefits health plans provide.
Founded in 1999, the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) is the
preeminent national grassroots organization of more than 2 million
people who support Medicare Advantage. CMC members reside in all U.S.
states and territories and are united in supporting high quality health
plan choices in Medicare.
Founded in 1999, the Coalition for Medicare Choices is a national
grassroots organization of more than 2 million Medicare Advantage
beneficiaries and supporters from all 50 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico. Visit www.MedicareChoices.org to
Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC)