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Letters

Letter of Support for the Heroes Act

Medicare Rights is pleased to support the recently updated Heroes Act (H.R. 8406). It includes urgently-needed policy and program changes to better meet the unique needs of people with Medicare during and due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Letter on Concerns About the Impact of USPS Operation Changes on Mail-Order Medication Delivery

Millions of people with Medicare currently rely on the U.S. Postal Service for timely delivery of their prescription medications. Any operational changes that result in delivery delays could put these individuals at risk. Such interruptions could hinder their access to needed therapies, potentially leading to the abandonment of medications, reduced adherence to treatment protocols, worse health outcomes, and higher costs.

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Letter to Senate Leaders on COVID-19 Relief Priorities

We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant economic downturn will have lasting impacts on people with Medicare and the program, and that additional policy solutions will be necessary as the situation evolves. In the next congressional relief package, however, we urge lawmakers to focus on reforms that are urgently needed to help people with Medicare maintain their health, safety, and independence during the crisis and beyond. To that end, in our July 29 letter we recommend specific strategies to improve Medicare enrollment; support beneficiary health, safety, and financial security; and strengthen Medicaid and other community living programs.

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Letter to CMS About COVID-19 Requests

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), thank you for your agency’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. As this work continues, we write today to respectfully request several improvements to the Medicare enrollment process that are urgently needed to better facilitate access to coverage and care during this challenging time.

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