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Administration unexpectedly expands bonus payments for Medicare advantage plans Kaiser Health News staff article writer Julie Appleby writes: ‘In a surprising move, the National government will extend special bonus payments designed to reward top-performing Medicare Advantage insurers to those that score only standard ratings’ . Browse the article. This content was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family members Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research company unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.In humans, there is indeed much apparent ‘junk’ DNA that it requires up more space compared to the functional parts. A lot of this junk includes ‘introns,’ which appear as interruptions plopped down in the middle of genes. Discovered in the 1970s, introns mystify researchers but are easily accounted for by cells: when the cellular machinery transcribes a gene in planning for making a protein, introns are spliced out of the transcript simply. Analysis from the CARB group appears to resolve a debate over the ‘early versus past due’ timing of the looks of introns.