Medicare Privatization: Windfall for the Special Interests
Publication Date: October 2006
Publisher(s): Families USA
Author(s): Marc Steinberg
Examines how several decisions by Congress to promote privatized Medicare are costing taxpayers billions of dollars and bringing windfall profits to the insurance and drug industries. The report focuses on 1) overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans, 2) special funding for Medicare regional PPOs, and 3) prices obtained by Part D drug plans.