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MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today joined Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and more than 60 other senators in writing to Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to urge the Biden administration to keep supporting the Medicare Advantage program, which primarily benefits seniors.

“As you consider annual updates for plan year 2023, we ask you to ensure that payment or policy changes allow Medicare Advantage plans to continue to provide the patient-centered care that 43 percent of Medicare-eligible Americans rely on every day,” wrote the senators.

“Enrollees in the program benefit from out-of-pocket cost limits and plan options that can include access to telehealth services, in-home care, nutrition services, and transportation benefits to meet seniors’ individual needs,” the senators continued.

“For plan year 2023, we urge the Administration maintain stability within Medicare Advantage, including advancing flexible in-plan benefit offerings and promoting care coordination. We are committed to ensuring that our constituents who rely on Medicare Advantage enjoy the same access to affordable benefits in order to get the care they need, particularly as they navigate the persistent challenges of the pandemic,” the senators concluded.

The letter is available here.