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Rep. Kelly Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Seniors

CMS halts controversial Medicare changes following Kelly letter
U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-3rd) issued the following statement today regarding a bipartisan letter he authored and submitted to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), expressing concern over Medicare policy changes that were proposed in the 2015 Parts C&D Draft Call Letter and Rate Notice.

The cancellation of these changes was confirmed in the 2015 rate announcement and final call letter for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug benefit (Part D) programs released by CMS on yesterday. Rep. Kelly’s bipartisan letter – co-singed by 16 members of Congress – can be viewed here.

“Our nation’s seniors deserve the utmost comfort and peace of mind when it comes to their health. The cuts to Medicare Part D recently proposed by CMS would have jeopardized the success of that program in meeting the needs of the generation to whom we owe so much gratitude and who rely so dearly upon our care. I am heartened that CMS took our concerns into account when issuing the final call letter, I thank those who stood with me to protect our seniors, and I look forward to working with leaders in both parties to keep Medicare fully protected for those who depend on it.”


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