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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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May 24, 2022  
|  Positions and Publications
This report features select helpline trends and highlights the most commonly sought helpline and Medicare Interactive answers, providing a glimpse into the information and coverage needs of Medicare beneficiaries and their families in 2020 and 2021.
May 18, 2022  
|  Letters
This letter expresses Medicare Rights’ strong and unified support for including a robust investment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in the next legislative package.
May 11, 2022  
|  Letters
In a letter to CMS, the Medicare Rights Center and other leading beneficiary advocacy groups share concerns about the Medicare-related impacts of unwinding of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) and outline administrative solutions. 
March 10, 2022  
|  Comments
Comments on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2023 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies
March 10, 2022  
|  Comments
Comments on the 2023 C&D rule: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.
February 16, 2022  
|  Positions and Publications
Statement from advocacy, medical, and dental organizations showing the need for coverage for medically necessary oral and dental care in Medicare.
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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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