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Joe Albanese featured in Axios Pro and Axios Vitals — Feb. 21 and 22, 2024

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Joe Albanese is a Senior Policy Analyst with Paragon Health Institute. He comes to Paragon with over six years of federal and nonprofit public policy experience.

Caitlin Owens

On February 21, 2024, Axios Pro featured a new paper by Joe Albanese in their article “Medicare Advantage plan may have bipartisan appeal“. Written by Caitlin Owens, the piece highlights the top takeaways from Paragon’s research paper Improving Medicare Through Medicare Advantage, and includes quotes from Loren Adler of the Brookings Institution and Josh Gordon of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

From the article:

The big picture: The proposal, authored by Paragon Health’s Joe Albanese, is being released amid growing criticism of MA’s cost to the federal government and some of the practices insurers employ, like prior authorization.

  • But Albanese takes a decidedly pro-MA tone, framing it as a positive free-market alternative to the fee-for-service program and as ultimately having the potential to reduce government spending on seniors’ health care.
  • MA “offers higher value care, more competition, and enhanced patient choice and is therefore an ideal vehicle for Medicare reform,” he writes.
  • The paper’s proposals aim to address flaws in MA’s financing, and in doing so chip away at Medicare’s broader problems.

The full article can be found in Axios Pro. An abbreviated version can be found in Axios Vitals.

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