On May 4, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on drug pricing legislation, including the recently reintroduced provisions of the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3). Medicare Rights submitted a statement for the hearing record in support of this important […]
The recent COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), makes important changes to help older adults, people with disabilities, and families amid the pandemic and its economic fallout. The $1.9 trillion package signed into law by President Biden includes several of the Medicare Rights Center’s priorities and related reforms […]
On December 23, Congress passed several key provisions of the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act (S. 1280/H.R. 2477) as part of a comprehensive legislative package. Signed into law days later, these policies will update Medicare enrollment rules for the first time in over 50 years to end lengthy waits for coverage, expand critical administrative flexibilities, and inform future policymaking on enrollment period alignment.