Medicare Private Plans on the Upswing

April 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2007, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p72
Trade Publication
The article reports an increase in enrollment in Medicare private health plans in the U.S. in 2007. According to the author, more than 8 million seniors are enrolled in 604 private Medicare plans, up from a nine-year low of 5.3 million in 2003. The growth is attributed to both higher reimbursements and better marketing, especially for the Medicare drug benefit. Various statutory changes during the past ten years have allowed for new forms of private Medicare plans.


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