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Supplemental Benefits Under Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage has grown rapidly since the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act, and now covers 17 million or 33 percent of the 54 million Medicare beneficiaries — up from 13 percent a decade ago. This option allows seniors and the disabled to receive their Medicare benefits from a choice of private health care plans, instead of a single benefit structure managed directly by the federal government through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).