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Jane E. Sung

Jane Sung, JD, is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include private health insurance, health insurance market reforms, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare supplemental insurance. Read her full biography.
For the 5.6 million adults ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured, this Open Enrollment Period offers an important opportunity to get coverage for 2024. For the over 5 million older adults already enrolled in individual coverage, it’s a good time to compare plan benefits, providers, and prices to find the best plan for them.
Recent evidence indicates a sharp increase in consumer complaints about the marketing and sales of health insurance plans under Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare’s private-plan option.
Here’s a look at why Medicare is spending more for Medicare Advantage (MA), how higher MA payments affect consumers, and why it is critically important to keep consumers front and center in considering any changes to how Medicare pays MA insurers.
For too long, insured consumers remained in the dark about how much a scheduled health procedure would actually cost them.
New report highlights importance of extending ARPA premium tax credit expansion.
Expanded tax credits mean many lower-income older adults are now eligible for free or low-cost health insurance coverage.
Recent federal actions improve access to affordable health insurance.
Health coverage is unaffordable for many older adults. Extending tax credits would help.
Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on older Blacks and Hispanics.
There are lots of changes taking place in Medicare’s private plans. As the Medicare program modernizes, those in traditional Medicare should not be left behind
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