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So far Medicare Rights Center has created 96 blog entries.

Letter of Support for Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015 (S. 1884 & H.R. 3261)

Dear Senator Durbin and Representative Schakowsky:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015 (S. […]

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter of Support for Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 & H.R. 3061)

Dear Senator Klobuchar and Representative Welch:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 […]

August 6th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Response to Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Input on Chronic Care Policies

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to provide input on the Senate Finance Committee […]

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Add a dental benefit

Medicare Rights routinely hears the same question from beneficiaries and family caregivers—does Medicare cover dental? In most cases, the answer is no. Some Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have […]

June 10th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits|

Make Medicare more affordable

Half of all people with Medicare—over 25 million seniors and people with disabilities—live on annual incomes of $23,500 or less. All too often, Medicare Rights counsels beneficiaries who […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Increase Affordability|

Cover vision and hearing care

Medicare will not cover care for vision or hearing needs, such as a visit to the optometrist or hearing aids. Like with dental, some Medicare Advantage plans offer […]

June 8th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits|

Expand coverage for long-term services and supports

Medicare (including Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage) does not cover many long-term services and supports. And it covers help with activities of daily living, like eating and bathing, […]

June 7th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits|

Add a standard Medicare out-of-pocket maximum for beneficiary cost sharing

Original Medicare altogether lacks an out-of-pocket maximum to protect beneficiaries from catastrophic health care costs. The federal government does require Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to include an out-of-pocket […]

June 6th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Increase Affordability, Modernize Benefits|

Allow open enrollment in Medigap for all people with Medicare

Beneficiaries are entitled to select a Medicare Advantage plan every year during the annual enrollment period, but most are only guaranteed the right to enroll in a […]

Consolidate and standardize Medicare Advantage and Part D plans

Selecting an MA or Part D plan is a daunting task for most people with Medicare. There are simply too many plan choices and too many variables to […]