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.

The President’s and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare

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, […]

Medicare Facts and Faces: Refused at the Pharmacy Counter

How to Improve Medicare Part D Appeals

Each year, the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) receives up to 5,000 calls from people with Medicare, family caregivers and service providers seeking help with Medicare appeals and coverage-related […]

A Bridge to Health

Ensuring Seamless Transitions from Health Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid to Medicare

As states and the federal government implement the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA),including expanding the Medicaid program and offering new qualified health plans through […]

Medicare Voices: Celebrating 47 Years of Medicare

Medicare is a federal program well-loved by an overwhelming majority of older adults andpeople with disabilities who benefit from it, and by their families. According to a national poll, 70 percent of Americans believe that […]

New York’s Medicare Marketplace

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape in Light of Payment Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided for cost savings in the Medicare program, in part to underwrite coverage expansion to Medicare […]