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Health Affairs Blog: Medicare Premium Support Proposals Could Increase Costs for Today’s Seniors, Despite Assurances
A look at how proposals to convert Medicare to a premium support system could lead to higher Medicare premiums and cost-sharing for seniors currently enrolled in the program, even if today’s seniors are “grandfathered” and the new system is phased-in for people ages 55 and younger.
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- What is private contracting in Medicare?
- How would recent proposals change Medicare laws on private contracting?
- What are the implications for beneficiaries and physicians?
- What are the potential effects on Medicare spending?
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