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.

Hearing on the Future of Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health about the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, the positive impact of the […]

A Winning Strategy for Medicare Savings: Better Prices on Prescription Drugs

With Medicare a target for federal savings, lawmakers propose many ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, many of these strategies involve slashing benefits or shifting costs to seniors and people with disabilities. Often overlooked in this […]

New York’s Medicare Marketplace Update

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape after the Affordable Care Act

Changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodologies and rates initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been met with doomsday predictions that such […]

Messing with Success: How CMS’ Attack on the Part D Program Will Increase Costs and Reduce Choices for Seniors

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testifies today before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding recent changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Part D […]

2012 Medicare Trends and Recommendations

An Analysis of 2012 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2012, Medicare Rights’ helpline answered more than 14,000 Medicare-related questions posed by older adults and people with disabilities, their family members and […]