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Medicare Advantage: Is It Strong Enough To Survive Obama Reform?

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Medicare Advantage programs are in the crosshairs of Obama health care reform. The new president has singled out the full-service plans reconstituted under Part D as a major source for the down payment funds for comprehensive health care reform: well over a quarter of the funds for the new system would come from cuts in government payments to Medicare Advantage programs. The situation looks bad for MA plans, but it may be early to write them off. They are strong after five good years of growth.

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