There's been some some good coverage of Chairman Stark's introduction yesterday of important Medicare Advantage legislation. We're regular readers of the "Medicare Monitor " blog and Larry Lipman describes this legislation, designed to prevent these private Medicare Advantage plans from charging more than traditional Medicare. You can also see coverage from Stark's home district in the Inside Bay Area blog called "Political Blotter".

Also, here's another Medicare privatization primer if you're interested in more details about Medicare Advantage plans and the privatization of Medicare.