Rosen Joins Cortez Masto, Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter in Support of Medicare Advantage Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and a bipartisan group of 59 of their Senate colleagues in urging the Biden administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities across the U.S. 

“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,” they concluded.

The full letter can be found here

Senator Rosen has been a leader in fighting for affordable and inclusive health care. Senator Rosen’s bipartisan, bicameral Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act, which was recently signed into law, provides community health centers with the flexibility to use federal funds to establish new, mobile health care delivery sites to increase access to health care services in rural and underserved communities. Last Congress, she helped secure a three-year extension for health insurance premium subsidies as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. Senator Rosen has also led the charge to increase access to health care in rural communities, including by addressing Nevada’s doctor shortage and reducing the financial burdens on medical students serving in their residencies.