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.

Comments on Enhancements to the Star Ratings for 2018 and Beyond

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through […]

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Part D Enrollment: Penalty Pitfalls

Since 2006, people with Medicare have benefited from access to coverage for prescription medications by enrolling in private insurance plans through Medicare Part D. People eligible for Medicare who fail to […]

Comments on Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 (CMS–9934–P)

The Medicare Rights Center’s response to this request is informed by our experience assisting individuals and their family members as they navigate the transition to Medicare, including for those aging into the program (ages 65 […]

Comments on Inappropriate Steering of Individuals Eligible for or Receiving Medicare and Medicaid Benefits to Individual Market Plans

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) regarding inappropriate steering of individuals eligible for or receiving Medicare and […]

Comments on Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule on Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule; Medicare Advantage Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Low […]