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So far Medicare Rights Center has created 105 blog entries.

Hearing on the Future of Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health about the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, […]

July 24th, 2014|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

A Winning Strategy for Medicare Savings: Better Prices on Prescription Drugs

With Medicare a target for federal savings, lawmakers propose many ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, many of these strategies involve slashing benefits or shifting costs to seniors and people with […]

July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

New York’s Medicare Marketplace Update

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape after the Affordable Care Act

Changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodologies and rates initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been met […]

July 21st, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Messing with Success: How CMS’ Attack on the Part D Program Will Increase Costs and Reduce Choices for Seniors

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testifies today before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding recent changes to the […]

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

2012 Medicare Trends and Recommendations

An Analysis of 2012 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2012, Medicare Rights’ helpline answered more than 14,000 Medicare-related questions posed by older adults and people with […]

January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the President’s Health Care Plan

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Specifically, Baker commented on proposals to shift […]

December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Health Reform and Medicare: Closing the Doughnut Hole

The Affordable Care Act, also known as health reform, closes the Part D doughnut hole—the gap in drug coverage during which people with Medicare must pay the full cost of their prescriptions […]

August 28th, 2013|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

The Affordable Care Act: Before and After

In the fact sheet “The Affordable Care Act: Before and After,” learn how health reform will impact Medicare drug and health benefits, Medicare’s financial outlook, and quality of care under […]

June 13th, 2013|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Build on What Works: Medicare Cost Savers

Since 1965, Medicare has ensured guaranteed health care benefits for older adults and people with disabilities. Today, 50 million older adults and people with disabilities rely on Medicare for health […]

June 13th, 2013|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program

As policy makers continue a dialogue on seeking Medicare savings, today Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee […]

May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |