Victory for Medicare Advantage Plans: Proposal to Cut Reimbursements Fails
After a heated debate to cut spending for Medicare Advantage plans by as much as 1.9 percent, a sudden turn of events will now increase spending by 0.4 percent. This is a huge win for the more than 16 million Americans who are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
The government pays private health insurance companies to provide benefits to Medicare participants via Medicare Advantage plans, which have become extremely popular in recent years with their low or $0 premiums, low Copays, and even $0 deductibles.
Many plans also include additional benefits such as hearing, vision, and dental – benefits not covered by traditional Medicare.
Read the full story on this breaking news here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/07/obama-administration-reverses-proposed-cut-to-medicare-plans/?wprss=rss_business&clsrd.