50 Wishes for
Medicare’s Future

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Wish #2:
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 are unable to afford premiums and cost-sharing—in both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Congress should make Medicare more affordable, most importantly by expanding assistance for vulnerable, lower-income beneficiaries through the Medicare Savings Programs.