Nov 23, 2022 • 1HR 0M

Ep. 30 - Medicare Advantage: scam or benefit?

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A screenshot from a Medicare Advantage television advertising campaign in 2022 from UnitedHealthcare depicting a “team of doctors.”

Former Cigna (CI 0.00) executive Wendell Potter and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL09) wrote in NEWSWEEK that Medicare Advantage plans scam seniors. Ron and Matthew discuss this and you may be surprised by the answer. Plus, what does a divided government mean for healthcare policy? Is there any bipartisan thing that can get done? Also, you won’t want to miss the discussion on the 340B program and how hospitals rake in profits.

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Articles mentioned in this program:

NEW STUDY: 340B Providers Reap Big Profits, Should Be Reformed to Ensure At-Risk Patients Receive Affordable Care - Pacific Research Institute

What might the new Congress do on healthcare? - Sally Pipes via the Washington Examiner

What Divided Government Means for Healthcare - Eric D. Hargan via RealClear Policy

Republicans can stand up for patients by lowering out-of-pocket costs - Brian McNicoll via The Washington Times

Three Medical Policies that Need Immediate Changing - Pierre Kory via the Brownstone Institute

How Medicare Advantage Scams Seniors - Wendell Potter and Rep. Jan Schakowsky via NEWSWEEK

CMS to restrict Medicare Advantage TV ads amid high complaints - Fierce Healthcare

The cities with the least competitive Medicare Advantage markets - Becker’s Payer Issues