Medicare Advantage Lessons for Medicares Future

Publisher: New England Journal of Medicine
Mar 01, 2012
Authors
Marsha Gold
This article examines the lessons and limits of Medicare Advantage, private health plans, and market competition as proposed solutions to traditional Medicare's rising costs and growing eligibility rolls. Gold reviews Medicare's 30-year experience with voluntary private-plan enrollment—initially through HMOs and currently through Medicare Advantage plans—as an alternative to traditional Medicare.