2021 Outlook: COVID Will Have Lasting Impact on MAO Investment Targets

With a new administration that will be focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and improving health care coverage, industry experts do not anticipate major changes to the Medicare Advantage program, although many agree the pandemic will leave a lasting impact on the industry. And as President-elect Joe Biden looks to expand coverage, MA will likely be held up as a “successful example of a public-private mechanism to take Medicare eligibility to age 60,” predicts Wunderman Thompson Health’s Lindsay Resnick.

For AIS Health’s annual roundup of predictions about the year ahead for MA organizations, numerous experts weigh in on how doing business in 2021 might look different than in previous years.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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