House passes Bill to secure continued access to low-cost health care for seniors

By: David O’Brien, Press Secretary to Congressman Kevin Brady
| Published 06/19/2015


Washington, DC — Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX) released the following statement on the passage of The Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act increases which increases the amount of time stakeholders have to review and provide feedback on changes to the popular Medicare Advantage program to ensure our local seniors continue to have access to quality low-cost plans.

Brady: Shouldn’t our local seniors have the best options in health care?

“Shouldn’t our local seniors have the best options in health care? It was essential to provide more time for comment to ensure the Medicare Advantage program continues to provide low-cost, competitive health insurance options to our local seniors. Congress must work together to strengthen and preserve the Medicare Advantage program for the millions of seniors that rely on it for their health insurance and protect the program for future generations.”

Background: The Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015 extends the annual regulatory schedule for commenting on MA payment rates from 45 days to 60 days. As MA policy becomes more complex and more beneficiaries enroll in the program, greater time for outside review and analysis improves the transparency of the process.