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Senior Stories
I Have an AARP Medicare Complete Plan Which Is a Regional PPO Plan September 5, 2016

I have an AARP Medicare Complete plan which is a regional PPO plan. My husband has a similar plan through Humana. We are both retired and on a fixed income (a limited one!).  We can't…

Senior Stories
I Have Used Several Different Advantage Programs Since My Retirement 15 Years Ago September 5, 2016

I have used several different Advantage programs since my retirement 15 years ago.  When I first retired I took a Medicare Supplement plan but after becoming fully retired 10 years ago I found the monthly…

Redesigning Health Care to Improve Patient Health September 1, 2016

Indiana University Health (IU Health) has long recognized the value of provider-led insurance plans.  Since the early 90s, we have operated our own health plan, in addition to co-owning a managed care plan for Medicaid…

Signs of Success: The Role of Medicare Advantage in Reducing Health Dispartities August 31, 2016

Our aging population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse – a phenomenon that raises questions on how we should deal with persistent health disparities in Medicare. According to the U.S. Census, over 21% of…

Advancing Health Equity in Medicare July 25, 2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - established through the Affordable Care Act - is dedicated to working on behalf of all CMS beneficiaries while strategically…

The Deeper Dive
The Deeper Dive: MA Enrollment Update: Beneficiaries Continue to Choose Medicare Advantage July 13, 2016

Molly T. Turco - BMA Policy and Research Director As beneficiaries look towards Medicare Advantage (MA) open enrollment in the fall (October 15 – December 7), multiple recent reports and data releases show that the…

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