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: Draft Medicare Part D Legislation

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on draft legislation to create an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, and to make other recommendations to strengthen […]

Comments: 2020 Final Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines

We continue to be disappointed that these guidelines do not offer sufficient guidance for how Medicare Advantage (MA) should market plans with new supplemental benefits. Guidance on these supplemental benefits is absolutely vital, as the […]

2017 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

In 2017, Medicare Rights staff and volunteers addressed more than 15,000 questions and issues through the organization’s national helpline. In addition, over 2.8 million questions were answered for people with Medicare, their caregivers, and professionals serving them through Medicare Interactive, Medicare Rights’ free and independent online reference tool thoughtfully designed to help older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance. This report will feature select helpline trends and highlight the most commonly searched for Medicare Interactive answers, providing a glimpse into the information and coverage needs of Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Comments: 2020 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) 2020 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part […]

LCAO Letter to Senate HELP Committee

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of 69 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena. LCAO serves […]