Published: September 2021

Congress to protect all Medicare beneficiaries in reconciliation bill

Consumer Action joined 45 leading consumer, disability, minority health and provider organizations in thanking Congress for taking steps to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries when adding new benefits to fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare and encouraging lawmakers to maintain this language in the final bill. The letter comes as Congress considers adding vision, hearing and dental benefits to FFS Medicare as part of its emerging reconciliation package.

In a letter to Congress, coalition advocates welcomed the legislative effort to meet the health and financial needs of today’s seniors and were thankful congressional leadership is taking steps to ensure that any new benefits are fully funded so that Medicare is strengthened for all beneficiaries, including the proportionately more diverse, lower-income, and at-risk population that chooses to enroll in Medicare Advantage.

Lead Organization

Better Medicare Alliance

Other Organizations

Agilon Health | Answer Health | Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) | Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness | Austin Geriatric Specialists | Austin Regional Clinic | Buffalo Medical Group | CareMax | Central Ohio Primary Care | ChenMed | ConcertoCare | Consumer Action | Council for Affordable Health Coverage | Direct Primary Care Coalition | Dean Health Plan | Family Care Medical Group | Healthcare Leadership Council | Home Care Association of America | Landmark Health | Lark Health | Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) | National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) | National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) | National Hispanic Medical Association | New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) | Northwell Health | Oak Street Health | Pinehurst Medical Clinic | Pioneer Physicians Network | Podimetrics | Point32Health | Population Health Alliance | Preferred Primary Care Physicians | Premier Family Physicians | PriMed Physicians | Prevea Health | Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable | SCAN Health Plan | Signify Health | SilverSneakers by Tivity Health | SNP Alliance | The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities | UPMC Health Plan | VillageMD | Visiting Nurse Service of New York | Wilmington Health

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Click here to read the letter in full.

For more information, please visit the Better Medicare Alliance website.



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