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Medicare Advantage Enrollees Face $515 Cut to Medicare Advantage Plans

ObamaCare imposes major cuts on the popular Medicare Advantage program, and while the Obama administration has largely delayed them until after the election, enrollees will lose an average $515 in benefits in 2013, according to an IBD analysis.

Some 14.4 million people are expected to enroll in Medicare Advantage in 2013, up from 13.1 million this year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Wednesday. Advantage plans are run by private firms, providing more benefits at a somewhat higher cost — usually 13% to 17% — to the government than traditional Medicare.

That added cost has made Advantage plans a target. ObamaCare will cut MA by at least $7.4 billion in 2013.

See on news.investors.com

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