June 30th, 2015 | Gretchen Jacobson, Anthony Damico, Tricia Neuman, and Marsha Gold
Despite concerns that reductions in payments to Medicare Advantage plans enacted in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) would lead to reductions in Medicare Advantage enrollment, the number and share of Medicare beneficiaries enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans has continued to clime. Since the enactment of the ACA, Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased by 5.6 million, or by 50 percent. The ACA payment reductions aimed to reduce historical overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans, relative to traditional Medicare. Read the article here.