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With demographics changing and the population aging, medical care is always on the minds of Americans. The question is where best to get medical attention. Medicare open enrollment is set to occur in October but for some private plans, like Medicare Advantage, are also a consideration.

A comparison on Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare plans by KFF shows some nuance in how people feel. For example, Medicare Advantage enrollees were more likely than those in traditional Medicare to report having a usual source of care. They were also more likely to receive preventive care services, such as annual wellness visits and routine check-ups, screenings, and flu or pneumococcal vaccines.

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