Yacob Reyes, PolitiFact

Proposed Medicare Advantage Changes Cannot Accurately Be Called ‘Cuts,’ Experts Say

KFF Health News Original

CMS advanced two proposed changes that could affect Medicare Advantage plans. One would allow the government to recover past overpayments. As a result, it could reduce those insurers’ profits, leading them to increase enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs or reduce benefits. But it’s inaccurate to characterize the changes as “cuts.”