MHE December 2020

MA stargazing reveals a different story

December 18, 2020

All the Medicare Advantage trend lines seem like they are northward bound. Enrollment, the number of plans, the number of companies selling those plans — they’re all up. So Avalere Health’s report last month on the percentage of beneficiaries in highly rated plans stood out — and not in a good way.

Opinion: A Biden win, a Republican Senate and a slim Democratic majority in the House: That’s a recipe for compromise.

December 15, 2020

With the 2020 election season nearly behind us, conventional wisdom is that we will have divided government: a Democratic president, a Republican Senate and a razor-thin Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. That combination is a recipe for compromise on President-elect Joe Biden’s healthcare priorities; namely, the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and adjustments to the ACA.