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Letter to CMS Time-limited Equitable Relief

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & […]

September 20th, 2019|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Joint Letter to U.S. House on Part D Reforms

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to improving the nation’s drug pricing system in ways that will strengthen the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We […]

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Statement for the Record: “Open Executive Session to Consider an Original Bill Entitled the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019”

Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Wyden, and distinguished Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, on behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), thank you for your bipartisan efforts to […]

Joint Sign-on Letter: Part D Improvements

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to improving the nation’s drug pricing system in ways that will strengthen the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We […]

2017 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

In 2017, Medicare Rights staff and volunteers addressed more than 15,000 questions and issues through the organization’s national helpline. In addition, over 2.8 million questions were answered for people with Medicare, their caregivers, and professionals serving them through Medicare Interactive, Medicare Rights’ free and independent online reference tool thoughtfully designed to help older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance. This report will feature select helpline trends and highlight the most commonly searched for Medicare Interactive answers, providing a glimpse into the information and coverage needs of Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Comments: 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on CMS-1693-P. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health […]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter to Congress Re: Changes to the Part D Coverage Gap

As organizations who represent the interests of tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries, we are writing to express our strong support for maintaining the Medicare Part D donut hole provisions […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

2016 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

In 2016, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) staff and helpline volunteers fielded more than 16,758 questions and issues through the organization’s National Consumer Helpline. Clients included Medicare beneficiaries, families, and caregivers across the country. As in previous years, clients were geographically and socioeconomically diverse, and needed help with a wide array of complex Medicare-related issues.

2015 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2015 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 

March 2017 | Samantha Morales, Frederic Riccardi, Julie Carter, Stacy Sanders

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2014 Medicare Trends and Recommendations

An Analysis of 2014 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2014, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) staff and helpline volunteers fielded more than 17,000 questions and […]

January 13th, 2016|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |