Medicare plans attract seniors, more scrutiny

Wechsler, Jill
May 2006
Managed Healthcare Executive;May2006, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that more beneficiaries have been participating in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and this trend has been saving money for the U.S. federal government. Almost 7 million seniors had joined MA and Medicare prescription drug plans, which is an increase of one million compared to last fall. However, what remains to be seen is whether the attractive benefits from MA plans will continue in 2007 when payments are predicted to increase only slightly.


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