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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Medicare Rights Supports BENES Act Implementation Rules

This week, Medicare Rights submitted comments in response to a proposed rule that would implement elements of the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021  (CAA) in December 2020. These elements would improve access to Medicare benefits, reduce […]

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Report Investigates Benefits and Costs of Adding an Out-of-Pocket Cap in Traditional Medicare

Early this month, the Urban Institute released a report that investigated adding a $5,000 out-of-pocket limit to Original Medicare (OM), and limiting spending by specific payers, including beneficiary out-of-pocket, supplementary coverage plan, and Medicaid. The report found that such a change would decrease beneficiary spending, as well as for Medicaid, […]

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