Does Privatized Medicare Benefit Patients or Producers?

Does Privatized Medicare Benefit Patients or Producers?

 

A central question in the debate over privatized Medicare is whether increased government payments to private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans generate lower premiums for consumers or higher profits for producers. Exploiting legislation that brought a sharp change in payments, , Neale Mahoney examines how those increased payouts find their way back to consumers.