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Monthly Archives: July 2023

Medicare Savings Program Expansion in New York: New Report Highlights Lessons Learned and Other Needed Improvements

This week, the Medicare Rights Center released a report titled Increasing Access to Medicare Savings Programs: Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations from New York. The paper reviews important information gained as advocates successfully pushed to expand access to the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York, and speaks to the […]

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Proposed Rules Would Extend and Ease Access to Medicare Medically Necessary Dental Care

In two newly proposed rules, the Biden-Harris administration has identified ways to extend Medicare coverage for medically necessary dental care and streamline billing. These are important steps to ensure that people with Medicare have access to vital oral health coverage. Millions of older adults and people with disabilities lack access to affordable, […]

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Administration Looks to Restrict Junk Plans

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a proposed rule that would limit the sale of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) or “junk” health plans. STLDIs lack the consumer protections of plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and can expose enrollees to unlimited costs and significant debt. Junk plans […]

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