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Medicare Watch articles are featured in a weekly newsletter that helps readers stay up-to-date on Medicare policy and advocacy developments, and learn about changes in Medicare benefits and rules.

Post Office Delays Threaten Access to Mail-Order Medications

Recent changes at the USPS have begun to slow delivery of many types of mail, and these delays threaten prescription drug access. Across the nation, there are reports of people going without their medications, which could have dire consequences for those with chronic or severe illnesses.

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Issue Brief Shows How COVID-19 Affects People by Race and Ethnicity

In a new issue brief, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) collects recent federal, state, and local research on COVID-19’s impact by race and ethnicity. Though the data remains incomplete, it confirms that COVID-19 is continuing to disproportionately impact Black, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHOPI) people.

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Senate Democrats Ask Trump Administration to Ease Access to Health Care During the Pandemic

On August 7, a group of 26 Senators asked the Trump administration to ease access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), the letter urges immediate enrollment improvements to Medicare and to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federally run marketplace. This includes establishing Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) that would help people more quickly connect with their coverage.

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Senate Republicans Fail to Pass their “Skinny” COVID-19 Relief Bill

After a summer recess and district work period, Congress returned to Washington this week to stalled negotiations on much-needed COVID-19 relief. Completing work on the bill remains a top priority for many lawmakers, but the House and Senate continue to have very different visions for a final package.

Post Office Delays Threaten Access to Mail-Order Medications

Recent changes at the USPS have begun to slow delivery of many types of mail, and these delays threaten prescription drug access. Across the nation, there are reports of people going without their medications, which could have dire consequences for those with chronic or severe illnesses.

Issue Brief Shows How COVID-19 Affects People by Race and Ethnicity

In a new issue brief, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) collects recent federal, state, and local research on COVID-19’s impact by race and ethnicity. Though the data remains incomplete, it confirms that COVID-19 is continuing to disproportionately impact Black, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHOPI) people.

Senate Democrats Ask Trump Administration to Ease Access to Health Care During the Pandemic

On August 7, a group of 26 Senators asked the Trump administration to ease access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), the letter urges immediate enrollment improvements to Medicare and to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federally run marketplace. This includes establishing Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) that would help people more quickly connect with their coverage.

2020 ANNUAL AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT

Monday • October 19, 2020 • 6:00 PM

Join us as we honor the resilience of the health care and aging services community serving older adults and people with disabilities during these unprecedented times.

2020 ANNUAL AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT

Monday • October 19, 2020 • 6:00 PM

Join us as we honor the resilience of the health care and aging services community serving older adults and people with disabilities during these unprecedented times.

2020 Annual Awards Virtual Event

Join us for a special event on Monday, October 19 at 6 PM.