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Medicare Ratings System Largely Untapped By Seniors
Health Leaders Media

The federal government’s efforts to promote Medicare’s new and highly touted Star Quality Ratings for health plans is so far not reaching most of its target audience.

A survey released by Kaiser Permanente during the Medicare open enrollment period this month found that only 18% of Medicare-eligible seniors were familiar with the star quality ratings, and that less than one-third of those seniors used the ratings to pick their health plan.