ACHP Statement: Medicare Open Enrollment Kick-Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jack Ebeler, president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), issued the following statement today to mark the beginning of open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries:

“Today is an important day for the millions of Americans who rely on Medicare.

“As beneficiaries decide for themselves the best way to get Medicare prescription drug coverage, they should keep in mind that quality and experience matter.  When the health plan, doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and patients work well together, the quality of care is often better.  Plans like ACHP members have participated in Medicare for years and maintain a long-term commitment to people with Medicare.

“Beneficiaries have unprecedented choices in the types and number of plans that are available to them.  Plans with comprehensive benefits, high-quality, well-coordinated care and lots of experience in Medicare may be their best options.”

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ACHP is a leadership organization that brings together innovative health plans and provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. Drawing on years of experience, members collaborate to identify problems, share information and work toward solutions to some of health care’s biggest challenges. Their work is the foundation for ACHP’s advocacy on behalf of better health care nationally.  More information is available at

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