Top Wishes

Add a dental benefit

Medicare Rights routinely hears the same question from beneficiaries and family caregivers—does Medicare cover dental? In most cases, the answer is no. Some Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have […]

June 10th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits, Top Wishes|

Make Medicare more affordable

Half of all people with Medicare—over 25 million seniors and people with disabilities—live on annual incomes of $23,500 or less. All too often, Medicare Rights counsels beneficiaries who […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Increase Affordability, Top Wishes|

Cover vision and hearing care

Medicare will not cover care for vision or hearing needs, such as a visit to the optometrist or hearing aids. Like with dental, some Medicare Advantage plans offer […]

June 8th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits, Top Wishes|

Expand coverage for long-term services and supports

Medicare (including Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage) does not cover many long-term services and supports. And it covers help with activities of daily living, like eating and bathing, […]

June 7th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Modernize Benefits, Top Wishes|

Add a standard Medicare out-of-pocket maximum for beneficiary cost sharing

Original Medicare altogether lacks an out-of-pocket maximum to protect beneficiaries from catastrophic health care costs. The federal government does require Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to include an out-of-pocket […]

Allow open enrollment in Medigap for all people with Medicare

Beneficiaries are entitled to select a Medicare Advantage plan every year during the annual enrollment period, but most are only guaranteed the right to enroll in a […]