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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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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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Consumers can expect to see few new benefits to Medicare Advantage plans in 2019
On August 1, the Trump Administration released a final rule that will allow insurance companies to offer cheaper “short-term limited duration” health plans for longer periods of time.
Judge's Hand Hitting Mallet By Stethoscope And Justice Scale
Efforts to repeal the new health law continue. A new threat has emerged in the form of a court challenge, Texas v. United States, asserting the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. With support from a recent brief filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), this challenge pierces the…
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