Report: Healthcare law cuts put Medicare Advantage benefits at risk in some states


"As the MA payment cuts are fully implemented over the next few years," Avalere concludes, "it is likely that beneficiaries in areas where rebates are currently high will still see some additional benefits, at no cost to them … while beneficiaries in areas with lower current rebates may not."

Seven states in particular currently offer between $0 and $25 in extra value, putting them at extra risk of not being able to offer any added value after the health law cuts go into effect — they are Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Delaware.