Joshua Aarons

Documents & Publications

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Did Medicare Advantage Payment Cuts Affect Beneficiaries Access and Affordability?

    DISCUSSION The ACA’s cuts to MA payments were expected to reduce the attractiveness of MA to both plans and beneficiaries, primarily through reductions in rebates, thereby decreasing enrollment in the MA plan program.7-9 Instead, MA enrollment steadily increased as the ACA was implemented. Prior research indicates that MA plans…

Why Did Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grow as Payment Pressure Increased?

Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as Medicare Part C, gives Medicare beneficiaries an option to receive their Parts A and B benefits through private health insurance plans as an alternative to traditional Medicare. MA has been attractive to many Medicare beneficiaries in part because of several enhancements plans typically make…