Medicare Advantage enrollment projected to increase

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in the Medicare Advantage program is projected to increase by 11% in the next year, according to an announcement today from Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, premiums have fallen by 10% and enrollment has increased by 28%.

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug programs have been strengthened and continue to improve for beneficiaries,” Sebelius said. “Since the law was enacted in 2010, average premiums have gone down, enrollment has gone up, and new benefits and lower drug costs continue to help millions of seniors and people with disabilities.”