“Seniors on Medicare Advantage less likely to have issues paying medical bills: CDC study,” by Robert King, Fierce Healthcare
“Seniors on traditional Medicare were more likely to be a part of a family that has problems paying medical bills compared to beneficiaries on Medicare Advantage (MA), a new study found. But beneficiaries on MA were also more likely to struggle with medical bills compared to those on private insurance coverage. The study, (PDF) released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that overall the percentage of people in families that had a problem paying a medical bill decreased from nearly 20% in 2011 to 14% in 2018.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
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