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Jane E. Sung

Jane Sung 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.
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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.
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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
States are increasingly turning to reinsurance programs to improve their individual health insurance markets
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Are State Innovation Waivers harmful or helpful? It depends how states use them
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Recent changes to Medicare Advantage's supplemental benefits could have significant implications for consumers
Health care is full of confusing jargon, such as VBID, which stands for value based insurance design. Here’s a quick primer on VBID and why it matters for people with people with Medicare private plans (known as Medicare Advantage).
Wider use of telehealth under Medicare Advantage could result in more timely and efficient care as well as easier access to certain health care providers.
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