Health Care11 April 2014

American Action Network Responds to the Obama Administration’s Finalized 2015 Medicare Advantage Rat

Washington – American Action Network (@AAN) President Brian O. Walsh today issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s finalized Medicare Advantage rates for 2015. While the Obama Administration claims a slight rate increase of 0.4 percent, private sector analysis shows that the final rates cut Medicare Advantage about 3 percent – down from the nearly 6 percent rate cut proposed in February.

“The American people deserve facts, not more spin from the Obama Administration. The truth is that the Obama Administration cut Medicare Advantage yet again as the Obamacare law slashes billions of dollars from seniors’ health care. Since thousands of Americans stood up and told Washington it’s wrong to cut seniors’ health care for Obamacare, the Obama Administration reduced some of these harmful cuts. American Action Network is glad to have stood with seniors in this fight, including the nearly 3,000 Americans who signed our petition fighting the cuts to Medicare Advantage. But the fight to protect Medicare Advantage from Obamacare is far from over. Only 20 percent of Obamacare’s $156 Billion cuts have gone into effect – 80 percent of these cuts are still coming. With more cuts to Medicare Advantage coming year after year, seniors face the continued risk of paying more for less under fewer available doctors. We will continue fighting Obamacare and its raid on seniors at every turn.”

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda. The Network is chaired by former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) and its board includes Fred Malek, former Congressman Tom Reynolds (NY), and former Congressman Vin Weber (MN).

Courtney Parella

Communications Director