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Rural hospitals feel squeeze from Medicare Advantage

By Axios  
   August 21, 2023

Already struggling rural hospitals see an increasing financial threat from the steady growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment.

Why it matters: Lacking the bargaining powers of their larger peers who depend on commercial payers to turn a profit, some rural hospitals are losing money on private coverage like Medicare Advantage. The Medicare alternative's popularity with seniors is cutting into a typically better funding source for rural hospitals — traditional Medicare — as hundreds of rural hospitals face down financial calamity.

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