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Letter to CMS RE: Final 2019 Medicare and You Handbook

We are writing to express our appreciation for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s (CMS) responsiveness to many of the concerns we raised regarding the draft 2019 Medicare & […]

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Letter to CMS Re: Extension of Relief Opportunity for Marketplace Enrollees

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & […]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Medicare Transitions|Tags: |

Letter to Congress Re: Changes to the Part D Coverage Gap

As organizations who represent the interests of tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries, we are writing to express our strong support for maintaining the Medicare Part D donut hole provisions […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter to Congress Affirming Our Commitment to Maintaining the Bipartisan Budget Act (Bba) of 2018’s Part D Donut Hole Reforms

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to affirm our commitment to maintaining the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018’s Part D donut hole reforms that will […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Letter to CMS Re Inaccuracies in the Draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019

We are writing to express our strong objections to serious inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019. We are submitting technical comments as part of the stakeholder […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Letter to Congress Re: Certain Provisions in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to thank you for the provisions in the FY18 omnibus appropriations bill that will improve the health and economic security […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Letter in Support for the Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (S. 2704)

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (S. 2704), which would modify the Medicare Part B […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Letter Re: Opposition to H.J. Res. 2

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, we are writing to express our opposition to H.J. Res. 2 or any balanced budget amendment to […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Part B Drug Payment Model Testimony

Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker testimony in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to test new ways to pay for prescription drugs covered under […]

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments in Response to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group Proposals

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to comment on the policy options document created […]

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |