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Thanks for the MA heads up!!


Interestingly, I had just written and published a discussion about Medicare Advantage on HCAC's main web page. https://www.healthcareforallcolorado.org/medicare_vs_ma Going to the webpage should present the piece right there. There are some references for those wanting to know more.


Pam Parks, MD

LWV Pueblo, Treasurer

In addition to our efforts to achieve Improved Medicare for All, we can fight against the privatization of Medicare, including Medicare Advantage plans.


The NYT in April 2022 had an article noting problems with Medicare Advantage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/health/medicare-advantage-plans-report.html?smid=em-share


Here's a chance to make your views known to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

(alert courtesy of PNHP)


Linda Mahan

LWV Larimer County, CO




Submit your public comment on Medicare Advantage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun soliciting public comment on the Medicare Advantage program. The agency is asking for feedback on how to advance health equity; expand access; drive innovation to promote person-centered care; support affordability and sustainability; and engage partners.


We know that the best way to serve Medicare Advantage enrollees would be to free them from the financial burdens and administrative hassles imposed by the commercial insurance companies that administer their benefits.


Policymakers need to know that the public is paying attention, and that we are demanding nothing less than single-payer Medicare for All.


Please review the request for public comment found here:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/01/2022-16463/medicare-program-request-for-information-on-medicare?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=25febb56-7670-4bb1-92c9-91ac64e999de


and submit your comment by August 31 through this portal:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/01/2022-16463/medicare-program-request-for-information-on-medicare?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=25febb56-7670-4bb1-92c9-91ac64e999de


Linda S. Mahan

LWV Larimer County, CO

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