For more than 25 years, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) has helped Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers navigate Medicare’s complex coverage rules and enrollment processes. The individualized assistance provided by SHIPs has nearly tripled over the past 10 years, and with 10,000 people reaching Medicare eligibility age each day, demand is likely only to grow.
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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