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Through public comments on administrative and regulatory changes, letters to policymakers, congressional testimony, and key reports, Medicare Rights advocates for systemic improvements to Medicare and other programs. Read these documents to learn more.

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January 5, 2024  
|  Comments
The Medicare Rights Center commented on the Contract Year 2025 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly proposed rule.
November 1, 2023  
|  Statements and Testimony
The Medicare Rights Center submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Finance Committee regarding the October 18, 2023 hearing titled “Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment: Cracking Down on Deceptive Practices and Improving Senior Experiences.”
Policy Issues: Medicare Advantage
October 25, 2023  
The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan (MPPP) draft guidance. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable and equitable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. Each year, Medicare Rights provides services and resources to over three million people with Medicare, family caregivers, and professionals.
Policy Issues: Prescription Drugs
October 3, 2023  
In 2022, Medicare Rights staff and volunteers addressed more than 27,000 questions through its national helpline and professional email channels. Additionally, Medicare Rights’ free and independent online reference tool, Medicare Interactive (MI), provided more than 2.6 million answers for beneficiaries, their caregivers, and professionals. This report features the top helpline trends and highlights the most commonly sought helpline and Medicare Interactive answers, providing a glimpse into the various questions and needs of Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and the professionals assisting them in the community in 2022.
September 27, 2023  
|  Statements and Testimony
The Medicare Rights Center submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Budget Committee regarding a September 27, 2023 hearing on opportunities to improve Medicare solvency through revenue changes. In our statement, we note that any efforts to bolster Medicare’s financing must maintain the program’s universality, safeguard current benefits and cost protections, and modernize coverage to meet the evolving, diverse, and whole-body needs of beneficiaries.
Policy Issues: Coverage and Benefits
September 11, 2023  
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Medicare Rights comments on medically necessary dental and mental health and substance use disorder provisions in the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule.
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Protect & Strengthen Medicare

Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.

30 Policy Goals

Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.

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