Policy Documents

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.

Why New York Should Simplify Medical Bills and Improve Health Care Price Look-Up Tools

The Medicare Rights Center is a New York-based, national advocacy organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities. With 30 years of experience working with beneficiaries, […]

Comments: Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) notice regarding differences among various consumer price indexes and their influence on the estimation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM).

Medicare […]

Statement for the Record Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee Full Committee Hearing Lower Health Care Costs Act

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients or outpatients, although the medically […]

Statement for the Record Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients or outpatients, although the medically […]

Joint Letter: Introduction of H.R. 2073 and S.110

We, the undersigned organizations, write to thank you for introducing H.R. 2073 and S.110, a bill which would make permanent the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction…