Health Care Reform

Frequently Asked Questions


Will my Medicare benefits change?
The law cuts reimbursement for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Unlike Medicare, MA plans focus on prevention and care coordination to keep members well. Studies show that MA members spent fewer days in the hospital, were readmitted less frequently, and were more likely to avoid hospitalization for common conditions like uncontrolled diabetes. If government funding for MA continues to shrink, many insurers will discontinue these plans, which cover 37% of Pennsylvania’s Medicare beneficiaries.