Medicare Rights in the News

We routinely provides the press with news that impacts more than 50 million people with Medicare—and their family, friends, coworkers and communities. By alerting print, broadcast and online media outlets, we’re able to keep people abreast of changes in the Medicare system, share our research findings and recommendations for reform, and inform them about new Medicare Rights Center initiatives. Our experts, services and resources are often featured in the news. Here are some recent examples that have appeared in prominent media outlets:

This controversial rule could change how doctors profit from using the most expensive drugs

by Carolyn Y. Johnson
April 11, 2016Read more

Medicare change: ‘Perverse’ incentive or ‘perverse’ reform?

by Jen Christensen,
April 11, 2016Read more

Medicare Opens New Push on Hip, Knee Replacement

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associate Press
March 31, 2016 Read more

Medicare prods docs to prescribe cheaper drugs

by Jennie L. Phipps
March 15, 2016Read more

Cigna Profits As Medicare Softens Penalty Policy

by Phil Galewitz,
March 10, 2016Read more

Groups Scrutinize White House Plan to Cut Drug Costs in Medicare

by Robert Pear
March 9, 2016 Read more

Dangers lurk within health savings accounts for retirees

by Mark Miller
March 3, 2016Read more

Medicare Advantage ratings proving to be boon to insurers, patients

by Phil Galewitz,
Kaiser Health News

March 2, 2016Read more

Cuomo Keeps Lifeline in Place for Medicare Recipients

by Paula Arboleda, New York Legal Assistance Group
February 24, 2016 Read more

Your Medicare tax dollars at work

by Philip Moeller
February 24, 2016Read more

Turning 65? Here’s what you need to do to receive your benefits

by Kimberly Lankford,
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

February 12, 2016Read more

The Power of Three:A Triumvirate of Advocates Ensures Elders’ Voices are Heard

by Anne Montgomery and Elizabeth Blair
February 3, 2016 Read more

CMS finalizes prior authorization rule for DME

by Michael Sandler
December 29, 2015Read more

Medicare Guide: Make the most of Medicare open enrollment in short time left

by Jordan Galloway
November 16, 2015Read more

Part B Premium Will Be $121.80 in 2016, Following Budget Deal

by Mindy Yochelson
November 10, 2015 Read more

Health Savings Accounts and Medicare

by Ann Carrns
November 6, 2015Read more

How to navigate Medicare open enrollment season

by Robert Powell
October 30, 2015 Read more

Tips for navigating Medicare open enrollment

by Janet Kidd Stewart
October 26, 2015Read more

Signing up late for Medicare Part B can trigger a lifelong penalty

by Lisa Zamosky
April 26, 2015Read more

The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care

by Paula Span
April 13, 2015 Read more

What reporters forgot to tell you about the ‘doc fix’ bill and changes to Medicare

by Trudy Lieberman
April 2, 2015Read more

Yes, we can build a better Medicare Part D appeals process

by Joe Baker
March 9, 2015Read more

Prosthetics makers take up arms, and legs, in NYC

by Yoona Ha
March 16, 2015 Read more

Medicare ‘observation': Pricier for patients

by Crissinda Ponder
December 10, 2014Read more

A Last-Minute Guide to Shopping for Medicare

by Lisa Zamosky
December 6, 2014Read more

How to Pick a Medigap Policy That’s Right for You

by Kerri Anne Renzulli
December 12, 2014Read more

Medicare Sign-Up Needs to Be Simplified, Group Says

by Glenn Ruffenach
November 17, 2014Read more

Denied a Medicare claim? Don’t give up on the appeal process, persistence is key to getting covered

by Elizabeth Lazarowitz
November 3, 2014
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Medicare Advocates Asking Congress For Stronger Network Assurances

by Matthew Sturdevant
October 28, 2014
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If you find Medicare sign-up rules confusing, read this

by Caroline Mayer
October 6, 2014
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Beware of Shifting Options Within Medicare Plans

October 3, 2014Read more

One Simple Way for Retirees to Save on Prescription Drugs

by Mark Miller
October 2, 2014
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Give seniors more pharmacy choice in Medicare

by Reps. H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.)
September 24, 2014
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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Approaches

by Anne Tergesen
Sept. 20, 2014
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Letters to the Editor:An incremental approach to improving Medicare

by Joe Baker
August 7, 2014
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Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers

by Julie Appleby
July 24, 2014
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Medicare: Questions and Answers

June 26, 2014Read more

Retirement and same-sex couples, a year after DOMA ruling

by Mark Miller
Jun 26, 2014
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Obamacare will force ‘an average premium increase between $50 and $90 per month’ for Medicare Advantage recipients, Rick Scott says

by Joshua Gillin
April 9th, 2014
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