The cities with the most competitive Medicare Advantage markets

Many local Medicare Advantage markets are largely controlled by one payer, according to the American Medical Association. 

The AMA's 2022 "Competition in Health Insurance" report, published Nov. 1, found that 34 percent of metropolitan areas have one payer with more than a 50 percent share of the Medicare Advantage market. 

According to the report, in 91 percent of metropolitan areas, one payer has at least a 30 percent market share. 

These are the cities where the largest payer controls less than 30 percent of the market:

 

Birmingham-Hoover, Ala. 

UnitedHealthcare, 23 percent market share 

 

Yuma, Ariz.

Banner Health, 29 percent market share 

 

Homosassa Springs, Fla. 

Humana, 26 percent market share 

 

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Ga. 

UnitedHealthcare, 28 percent market share 

 

Kokomo, Ind. 

Humana, 26 percent market share 

 

Michigan City-La Porte, Ind. 

Humana, 29 percent market share 

 

Bangor, Maine 

Martin's Point Health Care, 26 percent market share 

 

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md. 

Kaiser Permanente, 27 percent market share 

 

Springfield, Mass. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, 29 percent market share 

 

Worcester, Mass.-Conn. 

Point32Health, 29 percent market share 

 

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. 

UCare, 28 percent market share 

 

Joplin, Mo. 

CVS Health, 27 percent market share 

 

Springfield, Mo. 

UnitedHealthcare, 28 percent market share 

 

Santa Fe, N.M. 

UnitedHealthcare, 27 percent market share 

 

Binghamton, N.Y.

Lifetime Healthcare, 28 percent market share 

 

Glens Falls, N.Y. 

Humana, 23 percent market share 

 

New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. 

UnitedHealthcare, 29 percent market share 

 

Akron, Ohio

UnitedHealthcare, 25 percent market share 

 

Canton-Massillon, Ohio 

Aultman Health, 21 percent market share 

 

Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio 

Anthem, 27 percent market share 

 

Mansfield, Ohio

Humana, 29 percent market share 

 

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pa. 

CVS Health, 29 percent market share 

 

Salem, Ore. 

UnitedHealthcare, 27 percent market share 

 

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. 

CVS Health, 25 percent market share 

 

Reading, Pa. 

CVS Health, 28 percent market share 

 

Clarksville, Tenn.-Ky. 

Humana, 26 percent market share 

 

Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark. 

Humana, 24 percent market share 

 

Wheeling, W.Va.-Ohio 

Humana, 28 percent market share 

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