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.

Comments: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Medicare Program; International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs

We appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releasing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which contains thoughtful explorations of the causes of high drug spending in Medicare Part B drug coverage. […]

Comments: State Relief and Empowerment Waivers (1332 Waivers) Guidance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created important opportunities for unand underinsured people to gain affordable health coverage. This has proven especially vital for people who are approaching Medicare eligibility. Those between ages […]

Comments: Drug Pricing Transparency

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency (CMS-4787-P). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure […]

Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

The “public charge” assessment allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review an immigrant’s request to enter the United States or to get a green card to determine if they are likely to become […]

Comments: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3346-P). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization […]