As Florida seniors weigh health coverage options, Medicare Advantage is beating traditional Medicare on quality of care

With Medicare’s open enrollment period set to begin in October, a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Health Forum found that seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage received a higher quality of care than those enrolled in traditional Medicare.

The findings are particularly relevant in Florida, which is home to an outsized number of senior citizens who are dealing with the rising costs of health care and are increasingly opting for Medicare Advantage over what’s known as traditional “fee-for-service” Medicare.

Florida has the second largest number of Medicare Advantage enrollees in the United States (nearly 2.6

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