AARP is NOT the sole provider of Medicare Advantage. There are many private companies(Humana Inc., Aetna Inc., WellPoint, Kaiser) that contract with Medicare to provide Medicare Advantage plans.<quoted text>
Correct, I was talking about the regular Medicare program.
United Health Care is struggling with the AARP's "victory" of being sole providers of Medicare Advantage. With all the regs they have ended up cutting doctors and hospitals participants may use.
United Health Care has been in trouble ever since its April 1 takeover of the $20.5 billion contract to administer delivery of health care in Tricares 21-state West Region.een In fact, they have been so horrible the Pentagon has twice stepped in to allow doctors to circumvent UnitedHealth Care's incompetence.
"UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans apologized for delays caused by what it called an unexpectedly large caseload."
43 national medical associations and 40 state medical societies have complained to Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner about UnitedHealthcare's timing and tactics. IMO, they are using the ACA as an excuse to get dig themselves out of a hole.