Medicare Advantage in the News

As the Medicare Advantage program continues to grow (and as Wall Street investors continue to profit), advocates are pushing back against the many ways that corporate health insurers are shortchanging seniors and people with disabilities. News reports, investigations, and opinion pieces have all highlighted troubling behavior on the part of Medicare profiteers.

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More Perfect Union: How Corporations Raided Medicare

New York Times report exposes Medicare Advantage


In October 2022, The New York Times published a stunning rundown of fraud allegations and lawsuits against Medicare Advantage insurers, many of whom have lined up to participate in Medicare Direct Contracting and REACH.

Medicare Advantage news stories and opinion pieces

Medicare advocates have been raising the alarm about Medicare Advantage and the threat it poses to seniors and people with disabilities.

News stories:

Opinion pieces:


Ready to take action? Write a letter to the editor or op-ed warning about the dangers of Medicare Advantage. You may also wish to call your member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to both crack down on Medicare Advantage profiteering and make necessary improvements to the Traditional Medicare program. Questions? Email