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New York’s Medicare Marketplace Update

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape after the Affordable Care Act

Changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodologies and rates initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been met with doomsday predictions that such adjustments—intended to bring MA payments closer in line to the cost of providing the same care under Original Medicare—will lead to a collapse of the Medicare Advantage marketplace and dramatically increase costs for beneficiaries enrolled in these plans. Our evaluation and analysis of the MA market shows that such predictions have failed to materialize and that Medicare beneficiaries in New York and nationwide continue to have broad access to affordable MA plans. Click the download link to read the report.

This report was made possible by funding from the United Hospital Fund.

A companion piece issued by the United Hospital Fund called, New York’s Medicare Advantage Market, 2010-2012, is available at

Protect & Strengthen Medicare

Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.

30 Policy Goals

Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.

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