This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released an analysis of different state government plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Current projections show that a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses may start to become available as early as December, with more doses available over time.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a paper this week that outlines problems and potential solutions for various issues within Medicare appeals processes. The hurdles in various appeals processes can pose insurmountable burdens for people with Medicare who need access to care, services, medication, and items.
Medicare Rights Advocacy New resource provides information on Medicare coverage during the coronavirus public health emergency Medicare Rights and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) have released a new flier related to Medicare’s coverage of services during the coronavirus public health emergency. The flier explains coverage requirements and costs for coronavirus […]
On November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could up-end the country’s entire health care system. The case, California v. Texas, was brought by 18 states and the Trump administration. If successful, it would strip health care coverage from millions of Americans
Last week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Part B premiums and deductible amounts for 2021. Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient services, some home health services, durable medical equipment (DME) and some other medical services.
The Medicare Rights Center, along with over 1,800 other individuals and organizations, submitted comments in opposition to this waiver in September, while the Trump administration received a total of eight comments in support.
A court case that may invalidate controversial changes to immigration rules has had two developments this week. The case, which challenges changes that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made to the “public charge rule,” is one of several that have been brought asking courts to review the policy.
The Medicare Rights Center mourns the passing of Gerry Goodrich, our distinguished Board Member, who served on the Board from 2015 -2020. His lifetime commitment to excellence in health care and dedication to Medicare Rights have helped increase access to affordable health care for older adults, people with disabilities, and their communities. Gerry Goodrich […]