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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: |

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: |

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: |

Medicare Facts and Faces: Refused at the Pharmacy Counter

How to Improve Medicare Part D Appeals

Each year, the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) receives up to 5,000 calls from people with Medicare, family caregivers and service providers seeking help […]

February 14th, 2013|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

New York’s Medicare Marketplace

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape in Light of Payment Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided for cost savings in the Medicare program, in part to […]

June 23rd, 2012|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Facts and Faces: Planning Ahead

Recommendations for Plan Finder, Inspired by Beneficiaries

By 2010, the majority of Medicare beneficiaries, over 27 million, had purchased prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D. For help navigating their Part […]

July 14th, 2011|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Questions and Answers on Medicare and Health Reform

In the fact sheet “Questions and Answers on Medicare and Health Reform,” find out answers to common questions about Medicare and health reform, including:

  •  I worked hard my whole life and […]
January 18th, 2011|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Facts and Faces: Why Consumers Disenroll from Medicare Private Health Plans

Medicare Rights Center hotline counselors provided assistance to over 15,000 people with Medicare, their caregivers and health care professionals from all over the country last year. The cases that our […]

July 29th, 2010|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |