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Does Medicare Advantage Cost Less Than Traditional Medicare?

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Those in favor of expanding the role of private plans in Medicare argue that commercial insurers are more efficient than traditional Medicare and can therefore save taxpayers money. According to a new Commonwealth Fund analysis by Brian Biles, Giselle Casillas, and Stuart Guterman, however, those plans that have comparatively lower costs are concentrated in a small number of U.S. counties.

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