New One-Stop Resource to Protect and Strengthen Medicare

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Today, Medicare Rights launched its newest resource: Protect and Strengthen Medicare. This webpage will serve as a one-stop clearinghouse for facts and information on the Medicare program and on proposals under consideration by Congress and the Administration to change it. In the debates ahead, we are committed to making sure you have ready access to clear explanations about policy ideas that would affect health care access and costs for people with Medicare. Read More...

65 National Advocates Sound Alarm on Affordable Care Act Repeal

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Last week, Medicare Rights partnered with Justice in Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy to defend access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities. Together, we wrote a letter urging Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a viable and simultaneous replacement that provides American families with equal or improved access to high-quality, affordable health coverage. 65 national organizations signed the letter which details the risks a repeal and delay strategy poses for millions of Americans. We all agree: No older American or person with a disability should be made worse off by a vote to repeal the ACA. Read More...

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Our Care

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What lies ahead for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncertain. But one thing is clear—Congress is setting the stage to make fundamental changes to how people receive their care. Our offices in Washington D.C. and New York City are hearing from people all over the country who are apprehensive about what’s to come. Some are concerned their family members won’t have any health insurance if the ACA is repealed. Others are wondering if they will have to pay even more for their Medicare. And some are sick with worry that the already too-high price of their prescription drugs will go up even more. No matter the worry, we keep hearing the same question: What can I do? Here are five things you can do to protect our care. Read More...

ACA Repeal and Delay: The Pitfalls of Paying for a Replacement

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Congress is preparing to repeal key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without having a replacement ready to go. This strategy—known as “repeal and delay”—has profound implications for our health care system. Among those, finding a way to pay for replacing the ACA could pit our nation’s major health care programs, and the people who rely on them, against Read More...

Senate Takes the First Step to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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Last week, we discussed how Congress introduced a budget resolution that began the process to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last night, that budget resolution passed the U.S. Senate. Next up is the House of Representatives, who are expected to pass it easily on Friday. Because a budget resolution is not a law, it does not need to be signed by the President. Read More...