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Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Continued September 22, 2015
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"While I believe this legislation will go a long way toward addressing the island’s systemic health care issues, there are several steps that HHS can take immediately and without the need for congressional action. They can change payment calculations under Medicare Advantage and Medicare’s in-patient hospital rules to more accurately reflect the costs and demographics on the island. By making necessary adjustments to certain key payment formulas, HHS could make the practice of medicine a financially viable option in Puerto Rico and stem the tide of physicians leaving the island for the U.S. mainland and ensure that our fellow Americans living on the island are able to receive the care they need and deserve. I urge not only Treasury Secretary Lew but HHS Secretary Burwell to do all they can to provide financial and health care-related relief to Puerto Rico to help curb the island’s financial crisis."
Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act June 24, 2015
Thom Tillis, R-NC
"Another talking point that tends to not fly too well with folks is “Let’s kick seniors off of their Medicare Advantage plans.” That is exactly what happened in North Carolina late last year. Many who know about Medicare Advantage plans know they are very important and popular among seniors. In my State last year, 57,000 seniors—more than any other State in the Nation—were sent cancellation letters from the Medicare Advantage plans they liked. Many of these seniors were offered a minimum benefit plan with higher copayments and higher premiums instead, all because ObamaCare cut reimbursement for Medicare Advantage plans out of some bizarre but longstanding aversion to the program on the part of some of our friends on the other side of the aisle. I have never understood it. Does Medicare Advantage somehow give seniors too much control, stability, and convenience in their Medicare benefits? I suspect my mom is watching me right now in Nashville, TN. I bet if she was asked that question, she would say no."
Protecting Seniors’ Access To Medicare Act Of 2015 June 23, 2015
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
"The repeal of IPAB will allow Congress to continue focusing on policies to ensure that Medicare is sustainable for both current and future generations. Last week I was pleased to support four bills—H.R. 2505, H.R. 2507, H.R. 2570, and H.R. 2582—that strengthen and improve Medicare Advantage (MA). These bills will ensure increased transparency and accessibility to the popular MA program which provides millions of Medicare beneficiaries with affordable, comprehensive, and innovative care plans."
Medicare Advantage Is A Vital Program June 17, 2015
Gus Bilirakis, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my support for Medicare Advantage. Fifteen million Americans choose Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage has been successful for its enrollees. I stand with those seniors, including many in my district, who support this program. Medicare Advantage ought to be touted. Its focus on preventative medicine means healthier seniors and less healthcare spending."
Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act Of 2015 June 17, 2015
Kevin Brady, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Carter), a key new member of the House of Representatives who understands the importance of Medicare Advantage."

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