WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE of a Medicare Advantage Plan that Medicare pays $800 to provide and manage seniors healthcare. What cant Medicare with the assistance of Medicaid provide and manage seniors entire healthcare? What are the advantages and benefits to a Medicare Advantage plan providing and managing seniors healthcare and how and why does it do what Medicare cannot do? Why would a Medicare Advantage plan take over the responsibility and what is in it for them? It seems that Medicare and Medicaid could do the same at a similar cost and if not why not? With the same co-payments and deductions? Do Medicare Advantage plans make a profit? And if not, why are they in this? Can they provide and manage healthcare on $800 a month plus co-pays and deductions and Medicare cannot? Medicare Advantage plans provide a prescription drug plan also. Fact is, Medicare and Medicaid do provide and manage healthcare to low income seniors very effectively with no premiums, no restrictions, no co-payments and deductions.