Comments: Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) notice regarding differences among various consumer price indexes and their influence on the estimation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM).

Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy,
educational programs, and public policy initiatives. Medicare Rights provides services and resources to three million people with Medicare, family caregivers, and professionals each year.

Based on our experience assisting people with Medicare and their families, we know that health care and prescription drug affordability is an ongoing challenge. Every day on our
National Consumer Helpline, we hear from older adults and people with disabilities who are struggling to cover these costs…

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