PNHP national board member Dr. Ed Weisbart appeared on the Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s “Medicaid Minute: Medicare Edition” podcast on December 6, 2022. Dr. Weisbart warned seniors about the false promises of Medicare Advantage plans. He added that many of the insurers that are active in Medicare Advantage are lining up to administer Traditional Medicare benefits through the ACO REACH program.
“They make more money the less health care you get,” he said, referring to the financial incentives that are present in both Medicare Advantage and REACH. “That is a radical transformation of Traditional Medicare [and] it’s rolling forward unless we stop it.”