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.

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2016 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 
March 2018 | Samantha Morales and Julie CarterIntroduction and Summary
In 2016, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) staff and helpline volunteers fielded more than […]

Analysis of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

On February 9, Congress passed and the President signed a sweeping spending bill that will fund the government through March 23 and raise the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 for […]

Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2019 Call Letter

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments in response to the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part […]

Comments on Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Request for Information Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States (the RFI). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that […]

Comments on proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Fee-for-Service, and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit programs (CMS-4182-P)

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Fee-for-Service, and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit programs (CMS-4182-P). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit […]