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 […]

Comments on “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project”

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, we are writing to express our staunch opposition to the recently unveiled substitute to H.R.1628, commonly referred to as the “Graham-Cassidy” bill. […]

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 […]

Comments on Affordable Care Act: Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Improving Health Care Choices to Empower Patients

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment in response to the Request for Information (RFI) titled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Improving Health Care Choices to […]

Comments on CMS “Welcome to Medicare” Packages

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. Together, we represent the 57 million Americans who rely on Medicare for guaranteed […]