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Tell Your Members of Congress to Advance Critical Medicare and Medicaid Reforms

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This week, Congress is working to reach a deal on the budget reconciliation bill. Critical health care reforms are on the table—and we need your help to ensure they make it into the final package.

Medicare and Medicaid provide critical health coverage to millions of older adults and people with disabilities. But gaps in eligibility and benefits, rising costs, and archaic rules mean far too many beneficiaries can struggle to access and afford their care. The pandemic has exacerbated these and other challenges, underscoring the need for a budget reconciliation bill that offers swift, meaningful, and lasting relief.

Take Action Today!

The budget bill is an historic opportunity for Congress to enact popular health care policies that would lower costs, improve coverage, and advance equity. Join Medicare Rights in advocating for these transformational changes.

Step 1: Contact your lawmakers.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) and ask to speak to your members of Congress. Then use our action alert to send an e-mail.

Step 2: Ask them to Prioritize Medicare and Medicaid reforms.

Tell your members of Congress to support a budget reconciliation bill that:

  • Makes prescription drugs more affordable by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, and capping beneficiary costs.
  • Strengthens the Medicare benefit by adding comprehensive dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Part B and by easing access to Medicare’s low-income programs.
  • Improves Medicaid coverage and care by making a $400 billion investment in Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services.

Step 3: Spread the word!

Share this alert with your networks, urging them to weigh in today.

With significant decisions about the budget bill expected soon, your advocacy is more important than ever. Please continue to urge Congress to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid by investing in Home- and Community-Based Servicesexpanding access to dental, vision, and hearing services, and lowering prescription drug costs. These steps would increase access to high-quality, affordable care and improve the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.

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