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 Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the President’s Health Care Plan

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Specifically, Baker commented on proposals to shift costs to people with Medicare, […]

Health Reform and Medicare: Closing the Doughnut Hole

The Affordable Care Act, also known as health reform, closes the Part D doughnut hole—the gap in drug coverage during which people with Medicare must pay the full cost of their prescriptions out of pocket. Health reform […]

The Affordable Care Act: Before and After

In the fact sheet “The Affordable Care Act: Before and After,” learn how health reform will impact Medicare drug and health benefits, Medicare’s financial outlook, and quality of care under Medicare.

Build on What Works: Medicare Cost Savers

Since 1965, Medicare has ensured guaranteed health care benefits for older adults and people with disabilities. Today, 50 million older adults and people with disabilities rely on Medicare for health coverage and most beneficiaries – […]

10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program

As policy makers continue a dialogue on seeking Medicare savings, today Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Specifically, […]