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The Evolution of Private Plans in Medicare

HMOs in Medicare

Private insurance plans have been part of Medicare since the program’s beginning, but their role has grown exponentially in the last two decades. In a new brief, researchers Yash M. Patel and Stuart Guterman explore the major changes to Medicare private plans over the years, and the effects these policies have had on plan participation and enrollment, premiums and cost-sharing, quality of care, and total costs to Medicare.

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