50 Wishes for
Medicare’s Future

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Wish #13:
Integrate Medicare low-income assistance applications in state Marketplaces

The vision behind the Affordable Care Act was to create one-stop shopping for consumers—regardless of the health insurance they are eligible for, either in the private Marketplace or through Medicaid. But lower-income people with Medicare are currently not a part of this “no wrong door” system. State Marketplaces should integrate screening and enrollment for Medicare low-income assistance programs (Medicare Savings Programs) into their state Marketplaces to realize the vision of a “no wrong door” consumer assistance portal.