LCAO Letter to Senate HELP Committee
The coalition shares a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of the 60 million Americans with Medicare.1 We agree with the need to address high and rising health care costs, and appreciate the opportunity to recommend policy solutions.
As advocates for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families, we urge you to prioritize beneficiary needs and well-being in this and all efforts to improve affordability. Person and family-centered approaches that optimize the health of the individual and the community should be the primary drivers of any reforms, and approaches that threaten to undermine beneficiary access should be rejected. Below, we outline opportunities to achieve these goals by strengthening the Medicare program.