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Statement for the Record Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee Full Committee Hearing Lower Health Care Costs Act

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

Joint Letter: Introduction of H.R. 2073 and S.110

We, the undersigned organizations, write to thank you for introducing H.R. 2073 and S.110, a bill which would make permanent the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction…

Letter: Help Committee Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to share our perspective as the committee considers bipartisan legislation to reduce health care costs. The Medicare Rights […]

LCAO Letter to Senate HELP Committee

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of 69 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in […]

Comments: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Medicare Program; International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs

We appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releasing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which contains thoughtful explorations of the causes of high drug spending in […]

December 31st, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Comments: Drug Pricing Transparency

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency (CMS-4787-P). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit […]

December 17th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Letter to CMS RE: Final 2019 Medicare and You Handbook

We are writing to express our appreciation for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s (CMS) responsiveness to many of the concerns we raised regarding the draft 2019 Medicare & […]

Letter to Congress Affirming Our Commitment to Maintaining the Bipartisan Budget Act (Bba) of 2018’s Part D Donut Hole Reforms

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to affirm our commitment to maintaining the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018’s Part D donut hole reforms that will […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Analysis of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

On February 9, Congress passed and the President signed a sweeping spending bill that will fund the government through March 23 and raise the spending caps imposed by the Budget […]

Comments on Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Request for Information Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States (the RFI). Medicare Rights is […]

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |