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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Medicare Rights Recommends Options to Ease Access to Important Assistance Programs

Today, the Medicare Rights Center’s New York policy team released a brief that outlines ways to improve Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) in New York State. MSPs are programs that improve the affordability of Medicare for people with limited incomes by covering premiums and, in some cases, cost-sharing like copayments and coinsurance.  Many people with Medicare have very […]

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Biden Administration Moves to Repeal Damaging SUNSET Rule

Various branches of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), are currently accepting comments on a proposal to repeal the Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) rule. The agencies have determined the rule to be statutorily questionable, procedurally unsound, […]

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New Report Highlights Importance of More Comprehensive Coverage of Hearing and Vision Services in Medicare

The House-passed budget reconciliation bill expands Medicare Part B to cover more comprehensive hearing services. A timely Urban Institute report highlights the importance of this provision, and the need for similar updates to Medicare vision coverage. A previous brief assessed the potential impact of a more robust Medicare dental benefit.  The Urban Institute report […]

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