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Medicare Advantage serves minorities, low-income residents: study
Modern Healthcare

Minority and low-income seniors were more concentrated among Medicare Advantage plans than they were in the overall Medicare program, according to an industry analysis of CMS data.

The analysis (PDF) of the 2010 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey access to care files for noninstitutionalized beneficiaries, released Thursday by America’s Health Insurance Plans, found that 26% of the program’s participants enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans.