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AHIP: Many Medicare Advantage Enrollees Have Low Incomes

President Johnson signs the Medicare program into law in 1965. (AP Photo)
President Johnson signs the Medicare program into law in 1965. (AP Photo)

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is arguing that much of the money the federal government spends on supporting the Medicare Advantage program ends up helping Medicare Advantage plan enrollees of modest means.

In 2010, about 26% of the U.S. Medicare program participants who had annual incomes under $10,000 signed up for Medicare Advantage plans, and 31% of the participants with incomes from $10,001 to $20,000 signed up for the private plans, analysts at AHIP, Washington, report in a review based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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