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Upstate NY Health Plans Back Bill to Protect Medicare Advantage

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Upstate New York health plans are supporting new bipartisan legislation to protect benefits for Medicare Advantage enrollees.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and MVP Health Care endorse the bill, which aims to address financial challenges faced by nonprofit health plans after a recent increase in hospital reimbursement rates. The legislation is backed by several New York Congress members, including Claudia Tenney and Joseph Morelle.

Jim Reed, CEO of Excellus BCBS, expressed gratitude for the congressional support, stating the bill would help maintain the quality of Medicare Advantage programs. Chris Del Vecchio, CEO of MVP Health Care, emphasized the bill’s importance in keeping Medicare Advantage plans affordable and innovative.