Analysis of Trends in Characteristics of Rural Beneficiaries Enrolling in Medicare Advantage Plans

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Project funded:
September 2016
Anticipated completion date:
January 2019
This study will compare characteristics of rural and urban beneficiaries enrolling in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, including their age, health status, income, and race/ethnicity. We will analyze the consequences of increasing use, promoted by policy choices, of a market-based approach in the Medicare program.


  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update 2017
    Policy Brief
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 08/2017
    Reports on the percentage of rural Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and other prepaid enrollment plans. Compares national and rural MA enrollment, and variability by state.