Democrats Propose Deep Cuts to Medicare Advantage Programs

More than 10 million seniors enrolled in an enhanced, private version of Medicare known as Medicare Advantage could see their plans shrink or be replaced with traditional coverage under the health care overhaul plans proposed by Democrats in Congress.

By a vote of 57 to 41, the Senate on Friday, December 4th 2009 rejected a Republican motion to eliminate the cuts affecting private Medicare Advantage plans, which provide comprehensive care to nearly one-fourth of the 45 million Medicare beneficiaries. The bill would cut $118 billion from projected spending on such plans over the next 10 years.

NYT Article on Medicare Advantage

NPR Listen to the Medicare Story

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