Publications

  • Competition Among Medicare’s Private Health Plans: Does It Really Exist?

    How much competition exists in Medicare Advantage markets? Using a standard measure of market competition, the authors' analysis finds that 97 percent of markets in U.S. counties are highly concentrated and therefore lacking in significant private plan competition. Competition is considerably lower in rural counties than in urban ones....

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