Estimating Switching Costs for Medicare Advantage Plans

  title={Estimating Switching Costs for Medicare Advantage Plans},
  author={Kathleen Nosal},
  • Kathleen Nosal
  • Published 2011
Medicare eligibles have the option of choosing from a menu of privately administered managed care plans, known as Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, in lieu of conventional fee-for-service Medicare coverage ("original Medicare"). These plans often provide extra bene…ts to enrollees, but may impose large switching costs as a result of restrictive provider networks, di¤erences in coverage across plans, and learning and search costs. I propose a structural dynamic discrete choice model of how… CONTINUE READING
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