Access to behavioral health care is a significant, ongoing challenge for many people with Medicare. Swift legislative action is needed to address this, in ways that strengthen coverage and modernize services. Several of the bills to be considered at the September 21, 2022 Markup of Worker and Family Support and Health Legislation would advance these goals.
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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