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Conservative lawmakers, Aetna CEO suggest Advantage plans could help save Medicare
Modern Healthcare

Lawmakers, health policy experts and the chief executive of one of the nation’s largest insurers believe Medicare Advantage could help keep the Medicare program solvent.

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on Medicare’s future. The Medicare board of trustees said in its most recent annual report that Medicare will be able to cover its costs until 2030, but suggested congressional action to strengthen the program’s future.

Robert Moffit, a senior fellow at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, suggested increasing the age of eligibility for Medicare, implementing means testing, expanding direct contribution abilities and combining Medicare Parts A and B.