Medicare Advantage Surpasses 20 Million Enrollees

posted by AHIP

on July 3, 2018

More older Americans than ever are picking Medicare Advantage for their health coverage. Medicare Advantage is an option within Medicare that provides the same benefits as traditional Medicare, but includes additional services and coverage like prescription drugs, vision, hearing, dental, and wellness care. Today, the program stands strong with nearly 22 million Americans enrolled in a Medicare Advantage health care plan, despite projections that enrollment would plummet.

So, why does Medicare Advantage enrollment continue to grow?

The answer is simple, Medicare Advantage provides better services, better care, and better value. In fact, Medicare Advantage outperformed traditional Medicare on 16 out of 16 clinical quality measures. That’s why 90 percent of Medicare Advantage enrollees are satisfied with their plan, and year-over-year enrollment continues to grow.

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