Protecting Our Seniors
Means Protecting Medicare.
Medicare Advantage plans are essential to ensuring seniors have a choice of health coverage options and can get the care they’ve earned. But many of the big insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage plans have been found through multiple federal lawsuits, audits, and investigations to have systematically overcharged seniors and taxpayers billions each year – padding their profits instead of providing care for our parents and neighbors who need it most. These abusive billing practices, estimated to cost taxpayers $23 billion in 2023 alone, have been extensively reported by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Reuters, The Washington Post, and Kaiser Health News, and highlighted by experts including the independent Medicare commission created to advise Congress.
Congress: Stop the waste and abuse – protect our seniors and their benefits.
The Biden Administration recently announced proposed changes that would begin to crack down on the fraud and waste by insurance companies and reduce improper and inflated payments to insurers. While the changes don’t go far enough to hold insurance companies accountable, it’s an important first step.