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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Medicare Rights NY: Issue 24

Medicare Rights Advocacy New toolkit provides information on Medicare integrated coverage options for dually eligible individuals Medicare Rights and the National Council on Aging have a new toolkit related to integrated care options for people with Medicare and Medicaid. It reviews the federal landscape of plan options, including Dual-eligible Special Needs Plans […]

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Drugs With Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Make up More Than Half of the Total Amount Spent on Prescriptions by Medicare and People with Medicare

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that of the $560 billion that Medicare and people with Medicare spent on prescription drugs from 2016-2018, more than half was spent on drugs that were advertised. The report also looked at what types of medications were advertised most often and found that two-thirds […]

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President Biden Releases FY22 Budget Proposal

Last week, President Biden submitted his first budget request to Congress. The White House plan includes legislative proposals and detailed funding recommendations for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), which begins on October 1. Though not binding on Congress, the president’s annual budget request is an important policy document that outlines the administration’s […]

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