The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on CMS-1693-P. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. Medicare Rights provides services and resources to three million people with Medicare, family caregivers, and professionals each year.
In the comments that follow, which are informed by our experience assisting people as they navigate the Medicare program, we discuss the importance of ensuring access to care and including the beneficiary perspective in efforts to create a person-centered health care system that both promotes value and protects individuals and families….
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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