Patients To Lose With Medicare Advantage Cuts, Congress Told

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT) -- The head of America’s Health Insurance Plans on Friday provided fodder for Democrats and Republicans in an election-year clash over cuts to Medicare Advantage, telling Congress that trade group members have weathered payment reductions so far but are deeply concerned future belt-tightening will harm patients.

Karen Ignagni, AHIP’s chief executive, told the health panel of the House Ways and Means Committee that “high-quality, affordable health plan choices” continued to be available in Medicare Advantage even as the federal government’s spending on the private policies begins to...
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