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Medicare Voices: Celebrating 47 Years of Medicare

Medicare is a federal program well-loved by an overwhelming majority of older adults andpeople with disabilities who benefit from it, and by their families. According to a national poll, 70 […]

July 5th, 2012|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

New York’s Medicare Marketplace

Examining New York’s Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape in Light of Payment Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided for cost savings in the Medicare program, in part to […]

June 23rd, 2012|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Deficit Reduction and Medicare President Obama’s Plan

On September 19, 2011, the Obama administration released its recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the supercommittee, to cut the deficit by more than […]

October 11th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Painting a Grim Picture

As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “supercommittee,” moves forward to its November 23rd deadline, determining what deficit-reduction proposals mean for people with Medicare is […]

September 26th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Medicare Facts and Faces: Planning Ahead

Recommendations for Plan Finder, Inspired by Beneficiaries

By 2010, the majority of Medicare beneficiaries, over 27 million, had purchased prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D. For help navigating their Part […]

July 14th, 2011|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare and Medicaid: Essential Partners

While most people know that Medicare is a program that helps Americans over age 65 and people with disabilities access quality and affordable health care, many people, including Medicare consumers […]

April 4th, 2011|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Recertification in New York State

The Medicare program provides important health coverage assistance to older adults and people with disabilities. However, it does not fully pay for all services and medications; people with Medicare pay […]

March 5th, 2011|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Streamlining Medicare and QMB Enrollment for New Yorkers

Numerous older adults and people with disabilities are eligible for Medicare Parts A (hospital care) and B (physician services) but cannot afford their premiums and other costs because of limited […]

February 14th, 2011|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Medicare Facts and Faces: Why Consumers Disenroll from Medicare Private Health Plans

Medicare Rights Center hotline counselors provided assistance to over 15,000 people with Medicare, their caregivers and health care professionals from all over the country last year. The cases that our […]

July 29th, 2010|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Local Promise

This paper examines several collaborative advocacy efforts in New York, Maine, Kansas, and Florida to increase enrollment in the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs, which help people with Medicare and low […]

July 10th, 2010|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |