Daines: Protect MT’s access to Medicare Advantage Program
News from the the office of Senator Daines
U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in sending a letter to the Biden administration urging continued support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to millions of American seniors and people with disabilities and over 60,000 Montanans.
“The number of Americans who choose Medicare Advantage continues to grow each year, with enrollment doubling over the last decade, resulting in Medicare Advantage serving nearly 50 percent of individuals eligible for Medicare,” the Senators wrote. “…In 2023, average Medicare Advantage premiums will fall to a 16-year low of $18 per month and beneficiaries will have access to vital financial protections, including out-of-pocket spending limits and often prescription drug coverage for no additional premium.”
“We are committed to our nearly 30 million constituents across the United States who rely on Medicare Advantage, and to maintaining access to the affordable, high-quality care they currently receive. We ask that the Administration provide a stable rate and policy environment for Medicare Advantage that will strengthen and ensure the long-term sustainability of the program—protecting access to its important benefits on which our constituents have come to rely,” the Senators continued.