Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Medicare changes coming into focus as health care overhaul moves forward

The Chicago Tribune reports there's growing agreement among policy experts about how Medicare will be affected.

The 10.4 million beneficiaries with private insurers' Medicare Advantage plans will still get coverage at least comparable to regular Medicare, but some will see fewer extra benefits or higher out-of-pocket costs.

For most of Medicare's 45 million beneficiaries, an overhaul will improve coverage by beefing up drug benefits, preserving access to physicians, paying for more preventive care and putting Medicare on firmer financial footing.

For more information about the Medicare policies, please visit the original article here.

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