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Press Releases

Medicare Rights Applauds Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for Expanding Eligibility for Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Program

— Statement by Fred Riccardi, President of the Medicare Rights Center — New York, NY—The Medicare Rights Center commends New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for passing a budget that will improve health coverage and care for older New Yorkers and people […]

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Bipartisan Support to Advance Mental Health & Addiction Parity in Medicare Gives Hope to Advocates & Millions of Beneficiaries Currently Unable to Access & Afford the Care They Need

–Joint Statement by the Medicare Rights Center, Legal Action Center, and Center for Medicare Advocacy– Across the aisle, and in both the executive and legislative branches, top policy-makers have identified the need for parity in Medicare amidst dual public health crises of overdose and suicide. Washington, DC – A staggering 93% of […]

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Congress Should Seize this Historic Opportunity to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare – But Vouchers are Not the Answer

Joint Statement by the Medicare Rights Center, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Families USA, Justice In Aging, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Public Citizen Washington, DC ─ Congress is poised to make an historic investment in lowering people’s health care costs, including by adding needed dental, hearing and vision […]

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Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends on March 31

New York, NY—Older adults and people with disabilities who are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage(MA) plan have until March 31 to switch to another MA plan or to Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D) during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP). The MA OEP occurs each year from […]

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Medicare Rights President Testifies at Congressional Health Subcommittee Hearing

Medicare Rights President Testifies at Congressional Health Subcommittee Hearing on the Future of Telehealth Beyond the Public Health Emergency— Highlights Impact of Telehealth Policies on Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities — Washington, DC—Today, Medicare Rights Center President Fred Riccardi testified at a hearing of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, […]

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