Report finds little competition in Medicare Advantage markets

(Source – theadvocate.com)

There is little or no competition in Medicare Advantage insurance markets in 97 percent of U.S. counties, including East Baton Rouge and Orleans parishes, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The report, “Competition Among Medicare’s Private Health Plans: Does It Really Exist?,” suggests that lack of competition could create challenges for reforms that rely on competition to improve the efficiency and quality of Medicare Advantage. Only one county, Riverside, California, qualified as a competitive market. Read more…

 

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