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Response to Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Input on Chronic Care Policies

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to provide input on the Senate Finance Committee […]

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

White House Conference on Aging Comment Letter

Dear Ms. Super:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to respond to the policy briefs released as part of the 2015 White House Conference on […]

May 28th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. House

Dear Representative Castor:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to endorse the Medicare Drug Savings Act. Through our national helpline and educational programming, Medicare Rights […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. Senate

Dear Senator Nelson:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to endorse the Medicare Drug Savings Act. Through our national helpline and educational programming, Medicare Rights […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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: |

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: |

Recertification in New York State

The Medicare program provides important health coverage assistance to older adults and people with disabilities. However, it does not fully pay for all services and medications; people with Medicare pay […]

March 5th, 2011|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Streamlining Medicare and QMB Enrollment for New Yorkers

Numerous older adults and people with disabilities are eligible for Medicare Parts A (hospital care) and B (physician services) but cannot afford their premiums and other costs because of limited […]

February 14th, 2011|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Local Promise

This paper examines several collaborative advocacy efforts in New York, Maine, Kansas, and Florida to increase enrollment in the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs, which help people with Medicare and low […]

July 10th, 2010|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Warning Signs: Preliminary Report Highlights Problems with State Implementation of MIPPA LowIncome Reforms

This paper is prompted by a widespread concern among advocates for older adults and people with disabilities that the low-income provisions of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act […]

February 5th, 2010|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |