March 2, 2023
Payers | Tea Leaves
  • Health insurers’ margins in Medicare Advantage were more than double those seen in other markets in 2021, reinforcing the way the program can produce strong financial returns for plans, a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis shows. Private Medicare plans are expected to draw more than half of eligible beneficiaries this year. But government payments to insurers for administering the plans could get ensnared in apolitically charged fight over the program’s finances. (Article here)