BETTER Act Endorsement

The Medicare Rights Center is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth & Extenders (BETTER) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417). This bill would extend critical Medicare-related initiatives and make other necessary improvements to better support the health and well-being of people with Medicare.

We greatly appreciate that this legislation addresses several of our key priorities, including modernizing and simplifying the Medicare Part B enrollment process, increasing funding for outreach and enrollment assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries, and making the Part D Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition (LI NET) Program permanent. Together, these and other changes in the bill would significantly improve the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We urge you favorably report this legislation without delay.

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