What’s In and What’s Out? Medicare Advantage Market Entries and Exits for 2016

(Source – Kaiser Family Foundation)

During the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some questioned whether plans would exit as a result of the payment reductions to Medicare Advantage plans, leading to a drop in plan choices, and eventually, a decline in enrollment. Instead, Medicare Advantage enrollment growth has exceeded expectations, increasing from 24 percent of beneficiaries in 2010 to almost one-third (31%) of beneficiaries in 2015.1 Between 2010 and 2015, the total number of plans declined modestly, but beneficiaries in 2015 still had the option to choose among 18 Medicare Advantage plans, on average. Read more…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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