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Miami-Area Seniors Get ‘White-Glove’ Treatment From Private Plans

The Miami Herald reports that seniors in South Florida have benefited from the highly lucrative and super competitive world of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans.

Kaiser Health News: In Miami, Medicare Comes With White-Glove Treatment
The scene at Leon Medical Centers' Healthy Living Facility in Miami on a recent Thursday resembled a cross between a luxury hotel and a theme park. White-gloved doormen wearing porter uniforms ushered elderly patients from white vans into a gleaming lobby with colored terrazzo floors and a bubbling fountain. ... It’s a one-stop shopping approach for health care based on a level of customer service and attention that, members tell the federal government, sets Leon Medical Centers apart in the highly-lucrative and super-competitive world of South Florida’s privately managed Medicare plans, or Medicare Advantage (Chang, 11/26).

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