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.

Letter: Help Committee Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to share our perspective as the committee considers bipartisan legislation to reduce health care costs. The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit […]

Comments: Proposed Interoperability and Patient Access Rule

General Comments

The US health system can be a confusing muddle, even for experienced navigators. One problem that arises again and again is the reliance on patients to provide their complete health information to their providers, […]

Comments: Direct Contracting—Geographic Population-Based Payment Model Option

General Comments
As with all models that could change how people with Medicare access, pay for, or understand their health care, the first step is to ensure that all beneficiaries have the same consumer protections, including […]

Statement for the Record House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing “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 […]

Comments: Part D Rebate Safe Harbor

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on the proposed changes to the Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and other proposals in OIG-0936-P. Medicare Rights is […]