FreedomWorks Condemns Medicare Advantage Cuts

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced rate cuts, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks president, commented:

“Yesterday, the Biden administration continued their attacks on the private sector option for seniors on Medicare, Medicare Advantage. This is the second cut in two years. This latest round of cuts will cost seniors an extra $33 per month. That’s a $396 per year rate increase for a cohort largely on fixed incomes and still reeling from terrible inflation. Medicare Advantage is so well-liked and so popular, over 50% of seniors – about 33 million – choose it over traditional Medicare. It’s incredible to me the administration is choosing to assault one of the most popular programs for our seniors.”

“Cutting a program as popular as Medicare Advantage seems out of character for most Democrats, unless these cuts are a necessary stepping stone towards one of their ultimate goals – Medicare for all. Democrats have been upfront about wanting a single-payer, Medicare for all type system. Perhaps Medicare Advantage and its 33 million customers are simply collateral damage in getting there.”


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