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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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April 10, 2024  
|  Statements and Testimony
Testimony of Frederic Riccardi, President Medicare Rights Center, on “Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services” before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health.
Policy Issues: Coverage and Benefits
March 7, 2024  
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The Medicare Rights Center welcomes CMS’s efforts to refine Medicare Advantage payment methodology and supports further action to improve costs and the beneficiary experience, program wide.
Policy Issues: Medicare Advantage
February 20, 2024  
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The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Proposed Rescission of the 2018 Association Health Plan Final Rule. We applaud this full rescission of the final 2018 Association Health Plan (AHP) rule. Though the rule was never fully implemented, this rescission will eliminate any uncertainty regarding applicable definitions and standards.
January 5, 2024  
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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Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan (MPPP) draft guidance.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
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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.

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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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