Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-AL-07, was honored Friday with the “Medicare Advantage Champion” award for her strong advocacy on behalf of Alabama seniors’ access to quality, affordable health coverage options. Congresswoman Sewell is the only Alabama lawmaker to receive the award.
Presented by Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the nation’s leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, the award recognizes lawmakers who have worked in a bipartisan fashion to strengthen and protect Medicare Advantage, the public-private partnership within Medicare. More than 29 million seniors and Americans with disabilities nationwide choose to get their health coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan – including more than 81,000 beneficiaries in Alabama’s 7th Congressional district alone.
“Alabama seniors deserve to know who is standing up for their health care needs in Washington. On behalf of our nearly 600,000 grassroots advocates nationwide, we’re proud to honor Congresswoman Terri Sewell with our ‘Medicare Advantage Champion’ award for doing exactly that,” said Mary Beth Donahue, President and CEO of Better Medicare Alliance. “Like each of this year’s awardees, Congresswoman Sewell has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to protect and strengthen the high-quality, affordable, coordinated care offered by Medicare Advantage. With Medicare Advantage beneficiaries reporting a 94% satisfaction rate and saving nearly $2,000 in health care expenses per year, we look forward to continuing to work alongside leaders like Congresswoman Sewell to protect seniors’ health and financial wellbeing by protecting Medicare Advantage.”
The Medicare Advantage Champion award is Better Medicare Alliance’s highest honor, presented annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting seniors’ Medicare Advantage coverage. To learn more about Better Medicare Alliance, visit BetterMedicareAlliance.org.