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Letter of Support for Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 & H.R. 3061)

Dear Senator Klobuchar and Representative Welch:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 […]

August 6th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Letter of Support for DME Competitive Bidding Program

Re: “Hearing on Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access”

Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member McDermott:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to […]

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Response to House legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2)

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to express our concern with the House leadership’s legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

A Winning Strategy for Medicare Savings: Better Prices on Prescription Drugs

With Medicare a target for federal savings, lawmakers propose many ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, many of these strategies involve slashing benefits or shifting costs to seniors and people with […]

July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Build on What Works: Medicare Cost Savers

Since 1965, Medicare has ensured guaranteed health care benefits for older adults and people with disabilities. Today, 50 million older adults and people with disabilities rely on Medicare for health […]

June 13th, 2013|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

The President’s and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare

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 […]

May 21st, 2013|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Medicare Voices: Celebrating 47 Years of Medicare

Medicare is a federal program well-loved by an overwhelming majority of older adults andpeople with disabilities who benefit from it, and by their families. According to a national poll, 70 […]

July 5th, 2012|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Deficit Reduction and Medicare President Obama’s Plan

On September 19, 2011, the Obama administration released its recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the supercommittee, to cut the deficit by more than […]

October 11th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Painting a Grim Picture

As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “supercommittee,” moves forward to its November 23rd deadline, determining what deficit-reduction proposals mean for people with Medicare is […]

September 26th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Medicare and Medicaid: Essential Partners

While most people know that Medicare is a program that helps Americans over age 65 and people with disabilities access quality and affordable health care, many people, including Medicare consumers […]

April 4th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |