January 18, 2024

Disappointing Medicare Advantage Enrollment Numbers Huge disappointment for some during the Medicare Advantage enrollment season. My quick math says that overall MA numbers increased a strong 8.7% from January 2023 to January 2024.  That is up from a year ago, which was a little over 6%. But a number of plans did not fare well during the recent enrollment campaign.  Aetna shined.  While United and Humana grew, it was a much lower rates than before.  Centene took a big hit. I will have my usual annual blog looking at all the data on Monday. Stay tuned. Additional article here: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/humana-earnings-outlook-cut-high-medical-costs/704865/ (Some articles may require a subscription.) #medicareadvantage #healthplans #enrollment Link to Article Government Shutdown Averted Until Early March Over objections of the right flank in the House, Congress passed a new continuing resolution (CR) to keep government open until early March.  New House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-LA, previously said he

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