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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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July 27, 2022  
|  Positions and Publications
Principles for Medicare coverage parity for substance use disorder and behavioral health.
June 29, 2022  
|  Letters
Letter to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee leaders urging them to take action to improve Medicare coverage for people with substance use disorder and mental health needs.
June 27, 2022  
|  Comments
Comments on the enrollment changes made by BENES Act provisions and other matters.
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. 
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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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