Bob Moffit in NEJM: The Medicare Advantage Success Story — Looking beyond the Cost Difference

Ongoing concern about the federal deficit has focused increased attention on the unsustainable trajectory of Medicare spending and the need for reform. Yet many policymakers seem to be overlooking the lessons of what may be the greatest source of innovation in care delivery in Medicare: Medicare Advantage, which subsidizes private-plan alternatives to fee-for-service Medicare. Last year, one in four Medicare beneficiaries was in a Medicare Advantage plan.

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