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CMS Forecasts 4% Medicare Advantage Premium Hike in 2015
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Federal officials released data last week forecasting an average 4% increase in Medicare Advantage health plan premiums in 2015.

Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said in a prepared statement that the Medicare Advantage program has been thriving since the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010.

“Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans is now at an all-time high, and premiums have fallen,” Tavenner said.