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Response to House legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2)

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to express our concern with the House leadership’s legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Sign-on Letter: Draft 2016 Part C and Part D Call Letter

The undersigned organizations are pleased to submit comments on the draft 2016 Part C and Part D call letter, specifically focused on the agency’s proposals concerning Medicare Advantage (MA) and […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Rights Feedback on CMS 2016 Part C and Part D Call Letter

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit feedback on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Hearing on the Future of Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health about the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, […]

July 24th, 2014|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Messing with Success: How CMS’ Attack on the Part D Program Will Increase Costs and Reduce Choices for Seniors

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testifies today before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding recent changes to the […]

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the President’s Health Care Plan

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Specifically, Baker commented on proposals to shift […]

December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program

As policy makers continue a dialogue on seeking Medicare savings, today Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee […]

May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

The President’s and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Specifically, Baker commented on proposals to shift […]

May 21st, 2013|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |