In my role as an elected official, I am always looking for ways to improve my constituents’ lives and am on the defense for policies that would negatively impact them. Recently, President Biden and CMS announced a new rate notice plan that would make cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. This new policy could harmfully affect over 30 million seniors and people with disabilities across our country, including nearly 400,000 residents of Massachusetts. Medicare Advantage is a fiscally responsible program that year after year receives bipartisan support for its success in providing high quality care while saving taxpayers money.
People over the age of 65 are increasingly satisfied with their plans. They deserve the high-quality care they have come to expect, and our future generations deserve to have this program protected. Medicare Advantage also remains extremely affordable to its enrollees. The average monthly premium is $18, a consequential amount for individuals on fixed income or retirement savings, and out of pocket expenses are capped. This provides them with peace of mind knowing that they will be covered through Medicare Advantage and have access to care.
I call on the Biden Administration to safeguard and preserve this program from harmful cuts that would trickle down to impact everyday Americans, including those in my district.
Rep. Jeffrey Rosario Turco
19th Suffolk District