Medicare Private Health Plans versus Medicare Savings Programs: Which Is the Better Way to Help People with Low Incomes Afford Health Care?
Editor's Note. The following article is reprinted and adapted for the Care Management Journals with permission from the Medicare Rights Center.
Medicare Rights Center
As Congress debates whether to cut the extra payments Medicare makes to private health plans, the insurance companies offering these plans have argued that the overpayments they receive help lower the out-of-pocket costs (premiums, copayments, and deductibles) for low-income people with Medicare, especially Blacks and Latinos.
But an analysis by the Medicare Rights Center of Medicare private fee-for-service plans reveals that people with low incomes and minority communities often pay more compared to …
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Publication information: Article title: Medicare Private Health Plans versus Medicare Savings Programs: Which Is the Better Way to Help People with Low Incomes Afford Health Care?. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Care Management Journals. Volume: 11. Issue: 1 Publication date: April 1, 2010. Page number: 58+. © Springer Publishing Company 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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