Medicare Advantage 101: New policy series explains Medicare Advantage and its role within the Medicare system.
The Medicare Rights Center is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth & Extenders (BETTER) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417). This bill would extend critical Medicare-related initiatives and make other necessary improvements to better support the health and well-being of people with Medicare.
We greatly appreciate that this legislation addresses several of our key priorities, including modernizing and simplifying the Medicare Part B enrollment process, increasing funding for outreach and enrollment assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries, and making the Part D Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition (LI NET) Program permanent. Together, these and other changes in the bill would significantly improve the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We urge you favorably report this legislation without delay.
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.
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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