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Monthly Archives: May 2017

35 Organizations Join Together to Provide Recommendations to CMS on the “Welcome to Medicare” Package

The Medicare Rights Center and over 30 other national and state organizations, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the National Association of Health Underwriters, submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’(CMS) “Welcome to Medicare” packages in response to the agency’s request for feedback. These packages are for […]

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Commonwealth Fund Releases Study Comparing People with Medicaid to Uninsured and Those with Private Insurance

Last week, the Commonwealth Fund released a study comparing the experiences of working-age adults with various insurance statuses over the course of a year. Specifically, the study compared those with Medicaid, those with private or employer-sponsored insurance, and those without insurance. With more than 70 million Americans covered by Medicaid, and an estimated 12 million gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, it is important to know how people’s experience of that coverage stacks up to private coverage and to being uninsured.

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