Congressman Bill Cassidy

Representing the 6th District of LOUISIANA

Cassidy, Barrow Stand Up For Medicare Advantage

Dec 5, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and John Barrow (D-GA) sent the attached letter to the Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In the letter, signed by 83 Members of Congress, Cassidy and Barrow urged Leadership to reconsider new cuts that will harm seniors who need Medicare Advantage.

“When Obamacare passed $716 billion was cut from Medicare, including $154 billion from Medicare Advantage. Because of these cuts, Millions of seniors could now lose their existing Medicare Advantage coverage.  Leaders on both sides of the aisle are standing up for our seniors and saying this is unacceptable. During budget negotiations, we urge Leadership to keep in mind the 14 million seniors who depend on Medicare Advantage,” said Congressman Cassidy M.D.

“Georgia is home to hundreds of thousands of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who are worried about the stability of the program,” said Congressman Barrow.  “Further cuts to Medicare Advantage would dramatically alter the standard of care that folks have come to rely on.  There’s broad, bipartisan support to preserve this program, and it must remain a priority of this Congress avoid any additional cuts in future budget negotiations.”

A copy of the letter can be read here, and a letter of support from Amac is available here.