Disadvantage for Sick Seniors with Medicare Advantage

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According to Austin Frakt of The New York Times,  “New evidence suggests Medicare Advantage may not serve some sicker Medicare beneficiaries as well as it does healthier ones.”

“Several new studies raise doubt about whether Medicare Advantage plans are as good as traditional Medicare for all beneficiaries. Though some evidence suggests Medicare Advantage plans offer higher quality and greater efficiency than traditional Medicare, that may not benefit some sicker people — like those needing hospitalization, home health care or nursing home care — or those with certain mental illnesses, like depression.”

To learn more about the disadvantages you may face with a Medicare Advantage plan, click here.

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