“10 Reasons Why Medicare Advantage Enrollment is Growing and Why It Matters”

10 Reasons Why Medicare Advantage Enrollment is Growing and Why It Matters,” by Tricia Neuman, Meredith Freed, and Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, KFF

“For the first time in Medicare’s history, more than half of all eligible people with Medicare, or 30.8 million people in 2023, are enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private health insurance companies that receive payments from the federal government to provide Medicare-covered services. People with Medicare have a choice between traditional Medicare (sometimes called fee-for-service Medicare or Original Medicare) and Medicare Advantage plans. The growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment is driven by a number of factors, including the Medicare payment system, which has served to attract and retain insurers and beneficiaries, rather than reduce Medicare spending. … In light of these spending projections, here we lay out 10 reasons why Medicare Advantage enrollment has been growing and why we can expect more growth in the years to come.”

LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Check out all 10 reasons and see which way you lean: Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage.