The health care system in Puerto Rico is vastly underfunded at the federal level and currently faces an urgent threat. Without congressional action before October 1, 2021, funding for Puerto Rico's Medicaid program will plummet, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans in jeopardy of losing health coverage.

MMAPA, the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico, is a non-profit composed of the leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage organizations on the island. Our mission is to develop policy proposals that sustain and improve funding for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid beneficiaries and the Puerto Rican health care system at large.

Medicare Advantage

Americans in Puerto Rico pay the same Medicare payroll tax as mainland citizens. And yet, Medicare enrollees in Puerto Rico receive the lowest level of federal Medicare spending per enrollee in the country.

Medicaid

Unlike traditional federal Medicaid funding in states, Congress funds Medicaid in Puerto Rico with capped, short-term funds—which means Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding is regularly under threat, as it is now with the Medicaid cliff approaching on September 30, 2021.

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MMAPA is committed to collaboratively developing and implementing policy solutions to address health care disparities in Puerto Rico.

About MMAPA

MMAPA, the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association, is a non-profit composed of the leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage organizations in Puerto Rico: First Medical, Humana, MCS, MMM/PMC, Plan de Salud Menonita, and Triple-S Advantage. Founded in 2009, MMAPA advocates for increased government investment in the Puerto Rican health care system.

The federal government has long underfunded federal health programs for the American citizens of Puerto Rico; per capita federal funding levels for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage on the island are lower than those for any state in the nation. Congress also funds federal health care programs in Puerto Rico on short-term bases, regularly subjecting that funding to federal politics and jeopardizing these Americans' access to care.

MMAPA's mission is to develop policy proposals that sustain and improve funding for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and the Puerto Rican health care system at large. To achieve this, MMAPA members educate, advocate to, and collaborate with local and federal officials to stabilize and increase investments in the island's health care system.

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