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Medicare Advantage provision going smoothly
Washington Post

One of the most significant savings envisioned in the new health care law – limiting payments to the private health plans that cover 11 million older Americans under Medicare – is, so far, bringing little of the turbulence that the insurance industry and many Republicans predicted. The law, which sets in motion the broadest changes to the U.S. health care system in decades, will hold down the amount of money the government gives to so-called Medicare Advantage plans, which are available to patients who prefer a managed-care version of the program.