Medicare Advantage � Lessons for Medicare's Future

Gold, Marsha
March 2012
New England Journal of Medicine;3/29/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 13, p1174
Academic Journal
The article discusses the lessons for current Medicare policy in the U.S. that can be gleaned from the 30-year experience of Medicare with voluntary private-pan enrollment. The first lesson discussed is the fact that neither the private sector nor government has a magic solution for controlling health care costs. Second lesson is the fact that the evidence to indicate whether the quality of care varies among different forms of health plans remains limited.


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