More members of Congress have joined a bipartisan effort to seek changes in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed 2.2% cut in 2014 Medicare Advantage payments. Six House Democrats, some members of the New York delegation and all of the Massachusetts delegation are the latest to protest the proposed cuts. "Recognizing that the [Medicare Advantage] program serves as a health care safety net for more than 25 percent of the Medicare population, we believe it is critically important for Congress and the Administration to maintain a strong and stable program," the Democrats wrote in a letter.

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