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The next healthcare battle: cutting Medicare Advantage

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/08/2009

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Christi Parsons and Andrew Zajac

"Reporting from Washington - President Obama, struggling to discredit bogus charges that his healthcare overhaul would create "death panels," soon could face another emotionally charged obstacle -- a plan to trim the federal subsidy for a program used by nearly a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries. "The program, known as Medicare Advantage, pays insurance companies a hefty premium to enroll senior citizens and provide their medical services through managed-care networks. "But whether the higher payments are worth it is a matter of dispute. "Obama and many congressional Democrats see Advantage as a wasteful bonanza averaging about $17 billion a year for the companies, which critics say provide few benefits beyond regular Medicare." Read on...
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"The next healthcare battle: cutting Medicare Advantage", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 14/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-next-healthcare-battle-cutting-medicare-advantage