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The Beneficiary Experience with Medicare Advantage Enrollment and Access

Many people can struggle to choose a Medicare Advantage plan that best meets their needs. For both newly eligible enrollees and those re-evaluating their options, the plan comparison process can be complex and burdensome, undermining active, informed coverage choices. Once enrolled, these decisions and Medicare Advantage-specific features—such as restrictions on providers and barriers to services—may limit enrollee access to care in unanticipated and harmful ways. Learn more about the beneficiary experience with Medicare Advantage in this fact sheet.

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