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Statement for the Record Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee Full Committee Hearing Lower Health Care Costs Act

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

Statement for the Record Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Joint Letter: Introduction of H.R. 2073 and S.110

We, the undersigned organizations, write to thank you for introducing H.R. 2073 and S.110, a bill which would make permanent the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction…

Letter: Help Committee Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to share our perspective as the committee considers bipartisan legislation to reduce health care costs. The Medicare Rights […]

Statement for the Record House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter: Draft Medicare Part D Legislation

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on draft legislation to create an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, and to […]

April 6th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

LCAO Letter to Senate HELP Committee

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of 69 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in […]

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 & […]

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, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |