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Whose Advantage? Billions in Windfall Payments Go to Private Medicare Plans

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Kim Bailey; Marc Steinberg

Funder(s): Families USA

Funder(s): Families USA

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Type: Report


Medicare's private plans, now called Medicare Advantage plans, were supposed to save taxpayers money and provide better health care for beneficiaries. In reality, they are paid billions more than traditional Medicare while providing little, if anything, in the way of improved care.