Sylvia Ortiz-Velez: Protect health equity in Wisconsin by protecting Medicare Advantage

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As an elected representative and advocate for traditionally underserved communities in Wisconsin, I am concerned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed cut to Medicare Advantage, which would result in billions of dollars slashed from a program that is increasing access to affordable health care for minority communities and individuals with a disability.

More than 600,000 beneficiaries across Wisconsin are enrolled in Medicare Advantage an...

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