WASHINGTON, D.C. — Better Medicare Alliance has honored Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, with the 2022 Medicare Advantage Champion award for his advocacy on behalf of Maine seniors’ access to quality, affordable health coverage options. King is the only Maine lawmaker to receive the annual award.

According to a press release from Better Medicare Alliance, the award recognizes lawmakers who have “worked in a bipartisan fashion to strengthen and protect Medicare Advantage, the public-private partnership within Medicare.”

More than 29 million seniors and Americans with disabilities nationwide are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, including more than 182,000 Mainers.

The Medicare Advantage Champion award is Better Medicare Alliance’s highest honor, presented annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting seniors’ Medicare Advantage coverage. To learn more about Better Medicare Alliance, visit BetterMedicareAlliance.org.