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Bill would require private insurers to stop using Medicare Advantage name

Posted On: Oct. 14, 2022 9:45 AM CST

Two U.S. representatives have introduced a bill that would rename Medicare Advantage plans, prohibit private insurers from using "Medicare" in plan titles or advertisements and impose "significant fines for any insurer that engages in this deceptive practice," Becker’s Payer Issues reports. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, one of the bill's two sponsors, said Medicare Advantage programs provide "pale alternatives to what Medicare does" and undermine traditional Medicare.