Policy Priorities

The Medicare Rights Center’s national and state policy agendas are defined by our experience serving people with Medicare on our national helpline and through our educational programs. Read our collection of reports, fact sheets and letters to learn more about our policy positions.

New York’s Health System Transformation

What It Means for Medicare and Medicaid Consumers and Consumer Advocates, and Recommendations for Making New Models Work Better
August 2017

Support for this work was provided by United Hospital Fund, an independent, nonprofit organization working to […]

2015 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2015 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 
March 2017 | Samantha Morales, Frederic Riccardi, Julie Carter, Stacy Sanders
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Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Improving New York State Access to Medicare Savings Programs

This brief spotlights ways to improve access to Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) in New York. MSPs can help Medicare beneficiaries with low-incomes save thousands of dollars in […]

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Part D Enrollment: Penalty Pitfalls

Since 2006, people with Medicare have benefited from access to coverage for prescription medications by enrolling in private insurance plans through Medicare Part D. People eligible for Medicare who fail to […]

Part B Drug Payment Model Testimony

Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker testimony in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to test new ways to pay for prescription drugs covered under Medicare Part B, at a […]

Comments on the Proposed Part B Drug Payment Model

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the Part B Drug Payment Model. The following comments are informed by our experience working with Medicare beneficiaries and their families, particularly those […]

Comments in Response to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group Proposals

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to comment on the policy options document created by the Bipartisan Chronic Care […]