Medicare enrollees with standalone prescription coverage reported less positive experience with their plans than their counterparts in Medicare Advantage plans.
Mar 14, 2016
Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy
Individuals, when faced with the choice, are often unsure of whether to sign up for traditional Medicare or for a private insurance plan, such as the Medicare Advantage Plan. Joe Newhouse discusses reforms in the mid-2000s that had a surprising—and some would say counterintuitive—effect on Medicare Advantage Plans.
Newhouse—former vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission—spent the first twenty years of his career at RAND, where he designed and directed the landmark RAND Health Insurance Experiment. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Health Economists.
Joseph P. Newhouse
John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University