Medicare Advantage plans are proving to bepopular with some of the very groups it was designed to providecoverage for.

A survey by America’s Health Insurance Plans reports that moreminorities selected an Advantage plan than a traditional Medicareplan, by a 30 percent-to-23 percent margin. Overall, 30 percent ofthose enrolled in a Medicare plan — 16 million seniors — chose anAdvantage plan, the report said.

AHIP said it released the results of its survey “as CMS preparesto announce preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment policiesthat could further impact seniors’ coverage and benefits,particularly for the growing number of low-income beneficiaries whodepend on these health care services.”

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.