UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator says 2016 payments for Medicare Advantage to rise

April 6, 2015 8:57 PM

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NEW YORK, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday said that payments to health insurers for 2016 Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly and disabled will increase by 1.25 percent, a reflection of an expected growth in health spending.

The announcement, by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes after the U.S. government proposed a 0.95 percent cut in payments to insurers in February.

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