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Government to raise pay to seniors’ health insurers

Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 8, 2008

The federal government has announced it will raise payments to insurers that provide healthcare coverage to seniors by 3.6 percent in 2009, a slight increase from last year's boost.The increase applies to companies in the Medicare Advantage program. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the increase is slightly lower than the estimated 3.7 percent expected growth increase for Medicare.