The Wrong Medicare Advantage Reform: Cutting Benefits, Limiting Choices, and Increasing Costs — James C. Capretta

The health care bills currently under active consideration in Congress would substantially modify the Medicare Advantage program, imposing deep benefit cuts to partially offset new non-Medicare entitlement spending while reducing health plan choices for seniors and bending the cost curve in the wrong direction. Reform should mean more patient choice and health plan accountability. But these current proposals would lead in the opposite direction-toward a system of less choice, less accountability, and eventually lower-quality health care at higher costs.

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