Letter to Senate Leaders on COVID-19 Relief Priorities

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We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant economic downturn will have lasting impacts on people with Medicare and the program, and that additional policy solutions will be necessary as the situation evolves. In the next congressional relief package, however, we urge lawmakers to focus on reforms that are urgently needed to help people with Medicare maintain their health, safety, and independence during the crisis and beyond. To that end, in our July 29 letter we recommend specific strategies to improve Medicare enrollment; support beneficiary health, safety, and financial security; and strengthen Medicaid and other community living programs.

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