Medicare + Choice: An Evaluation of the Program

Testimony

Medicare + Choice: An Evaluation of the Program

Testimony before the House Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment
August 4, 1999

Abstract

The challenge for private plans is to do better than the basic Medicare program in restraining costs and to generate "value added" in providing alternatives to attract beneficiaries. If they do not do so, then should alarms be raised if this option does do not become a greater share of the Medicare program?

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