Policy Priorities

The Medicare Rights Center’s national and state policy agendas are defined by our experience serving people with Medicare on our national helpline and through our educational programs. Read our collection of reports, fact sheets and letters to learn more about our policy positions.

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, caregivers, and professionals across the […]

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, are the rules concerning how to […]

Letter of Support for DME Competitive Bidding Program

May 19, 2015

The Honorable Kevin Brady
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Jim McDermott
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Re: “Hearing on Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access”

Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member […]

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. House

April 23, 2015

The Honorable Kathy Castor
United States House of Representatives
205 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Castor:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to endorse the Medicare Drug Savings […]

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. Senate

April 21, 2015

The Honorable Bill Nelson
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Nelson:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to endorse the Medicare Drug Savings Act. Through […]

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

A Costly Mistake: Missing Part B Enrollment

An often-reported fact is that 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 and becoming Medicare-eligible each day. Less well known, and commonly misunderstood, are the rules concerning how to enroll in […]

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 (SGR) formula (H.R. 2). Medicare […]