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So far Mitchell Clark has created 36 blog entries.

Response to House legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2)

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to express our concern with the House leadership’s legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Medicare Trends and Recommendations 2013

An Analysis of 2013 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2013, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) national helpline fielded more than 15,000 questions from Medicare beneficiaries, […]

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Top Pubs|Tags: |

Medicare Part B Enrollment: Pitfalls, Problems and Penalties

Recommendations to Improve the Medicare Enrollment System for Consumers

An often-reported fact is that 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible each day. Less well known, and commonly misunderstood, […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Medicare Transitions, Top Pubs|Tags: |

Health Reform and Medicare: The Doughnut Hole in 2015

The Affordable Care Act closes the Part D doughnut hole—the gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage—by gradually reducing the consumer’s share of drug costs over a period of ten years. […]

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Managing Medicare Advantage Denials of Coverage and Appeals

Today, nearly 16 million seniors and people with disabilities are enrolled in an MA plan, representing 30 percent of the Medicare population. Many […]

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Top Pubs|Tags: |

How Medicare is Affected by the Overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

The Supreme Court recently ruled that some parts of DOMA violate the Constitution and are therefore not legal. If you were legally married in a state that allows same sex […]

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare: Strong and Built to Last

Since 1965, Medicare has ensured access to guaranteed health care benefits for older adults and people with disabilities. Today, Medicare takes center stage in the nation’s deficit reduction debate. Despite […]

July 30th, 2014|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Hearing on the Future of Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health about the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, […]

July 24th, 2014|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

A Winning Strategy for Medicare Savings: Better Prices on Prescription Drugs

With Medicare a target for federal savings, lawmakers propose many ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, many of these strategies involve slashing benefits or shifting costs to seniors and people with […]

July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

New York’s Medicare Marketplace Update

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape after the Affordable Care Act

Changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodologies and rates initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been met […]

July 21st, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

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