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Letter to CMS Time-limited Equitable Relief

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 20th, 2019|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Joint Letter to U.S. House on Part D Reforms

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to improving the nation’s drug pricing system in ways that will strengthen the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We […]

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Statement for the Record: “Open Executive Session to Consider an Original Bill Entitled the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019”

Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Wyden, and distinguished Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, on behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), thank you for your bipartisan efforts to […]

Joint Sign-on Letter: Part D Improvements

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to improving the nation’s drug pricing system in ways that will strengthen the health and economic security of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. We […]

Joint Sign-on Letter: BENES Act

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of older adults, people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. Together, we support and represent the 60 […]

BETTER Act Endorsement

The Medicare Rights Center is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth & Extenders (BETTER) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417). This bill would extend critical Medicare-related initiatives and […]

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: 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 […]

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