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Policy Documents

Through public comments on administrative and regulatory changes, letters to policymakers, congressional testimony, and key reports, Medicare Rights advocates for systemic improvements to Medicare and other programs. Read these documents to learn more.

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Letters
July 29, 2020  
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.
Statements and Testimony
July 23, 2020  
As policymakers consider the post-pandemic Medicare telehealth landscape, the Medicare Rights Center and the Center for Medicare Advocacy offer our shared perspective on next steps. In these joint principles, we urge a cautious, thoughtful, and evidence-based approach that centers the unique and evolving needs of people with Medicare.
Letters
July 15, 2020  
The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of older adults, people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. Together, we support and represent the 60 million Americans who rely on Medicare to access affordable, high-quality health care.
Comments
July 13, 2020  
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Protect & Strengthen Medicare

Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.

30 Policy Goals

Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.

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2020 ANNUAL AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT

Monday • October 19, 2020 • 6:00 PM

Join us as we honor the resilience of the health care and aging services community serving older adults and people with disabilities during these unprecedented times.

2020 ANNUAL AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT

Monday • October 19, 2020 • 6:00 PM

Join us as we honor the resilience of the health care and aging services community serving older adults and people with disabilities during these unprecedented times.

2020 Annual Awards Virtual Event

Join us for a special event on Monday, October 19 at 6 PM.