Taxpayers and seniors worry about the Biden administration reducing Medicare Advantage benefits.
Biden’s Medicare Advantage Plan Policy: Threat to Seniors’ Healthcare Quality Revealed in Upcoming CMS Notice
This threat arises as CMS prepares a Medicare Advantage “rate notice” soon. Medicare Advantage benefits plans, which exclude certain providers and offer flexibility in payment methods and levels, provide better coverage and outcomes than conventional Medicare.
CMS may force seniors to switch to Medicare fee-for-service programs. Many studies show that Medicare Advantage benefits plan improves Medicare solvency and value for taxpayers, consumers, and seniors. Last year’s Medicare Advantage cutbacks were hidden by the government, reducing public awareness. CMS claimed Medicare Advantage benefits increased, but rising expenses lowered benefits.
Bureaucratic decision-making and “reform” hid these cuts. CMS eliminated diagnosis codes and imposed a waiting period for Medicare Advantage benefits for seniors seeking insurance advice. Medicare Advantage’s star rating program changed, making it harder for plans to get excellent ratings and costing millions by 2025.
Biden’s Medicare Advantage Cuts: Threatening Seniors’ Health and Budget?
Republicans quiet on Medicare Advantage cuts is surprising, given their strong opposition to Obama administration cuts. As conservatives face criticism for entitlement reforms, the Biden administration’s reduction in Medicare Advantage benefits and elder healthcare quality must be noted. Despite concerns about the national debt, deficit, and entitlement programs, the Biden administration’s strategy may threaten seniors’ access to high-quality healthcare.
The Biden administration’s Medicare Advantage benefits strategy raises serious concerns about senior healthcare quality and the nation’s budget. Medicare Advantage cuts highlight the need for healthcare policy transparency and accountability.