Public Option Doesn’t Have Cost Savings or Quality of Single-Payer System

Public Option Doesn’t Have Cost Savings or Quality of Single-Payer “For a century, most U.S. medical organizations opposed national health insurance. The endorsement by the American College of Physicians (ACP) of single-payer reform marks a sea change from this unfortunate tradition (1, 2). Like their U.S. counterparts in an earlier era, many Canadian physicians feared, and […]

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Private Medicare Advantage Plans Have Overpaid Private Insurers by $282.6 billion Since 1985

Private Medicare Advantage Plans Have Overpaid Private Insurers by $282.6 billion Since 1985 “Previous research has documented Medicare overpayments to the private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that compete with traditional fee-for-service Medicare. This research has assessed individual categories of overpayment for, at most, a few years. However, no study has calculated the total overpayments to […]

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Medicare Advantage (Private) Tempts with Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs than Traditional Medicare, But Problems Accessing Healthcare are Significant

Medicare Advantage (Private) Tempts with Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs than Traditional Medicare, But Problems Accessing Healthcare are Significant “Meanwhile, differences in insurance plan ratings between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage groups were significant ( Exhibit 3 ). Only 6 percent of respondents age sixty-five or older with traditional Medicare gave their insurance a fair or poor […]

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