Tell Congress: Protect Our Caregivers

Stacy SandersIn the Know0 Comments


You may have already called your members of Congress about plans to dismantle Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits for seniors, people with disabilities, and their families, without showing us a plan to replace it. Today is different. Today is a day especially for caregivers and the people they help to support. Read More...

The Workgroup for People with Medicare and Medicaid Attend the Putting Care at the Center Conference

Emily BalkanIn the Know0 Comments


The Medicare Rights Center’s Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible (CPRNYDE) works to ensure that the needs of people with Medicare and Medicaid are at the center of policymaking efforts and that their voices are heard. One way we do this is through our Workgroup for People with Medicare and Medicaid. This workgroup is comprised of over thirty individuals across New York State, most of whom have long-term care needs and chronic health conditions. I recently had the privilege of attending the Putting Care at the Center Conference, the inaugural conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (National Center), along with one of our passionate and dedicated workgroup members, Ms. Hutchinson. Ms. Hutchinson and I were recipients of a grant from the National Center, and we are grateful we were able to attend the conference in Philadelphia. Read More...

Join National Call-In Day to #ProtectOurCare

Stacy SandersIn the Know, Medicare Watch0 Comments


Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate and President Trump have doubled down on their plan to repeal the ACA—with no meaningful replacement in sight. Today’s an important day to make your voice heard. Join a national call-in day to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and Medicare. Call 866-426-2631 today. Read More...

Turning 65 and Preparing for Medicare

Jay JohnsonIn the Know0 Comments


In January, I’ll blow out the candles on my 65th birthday cake. A family member recently reminded me that I will soon be eligible for Medicare, but this is something I’ve been thinking about all year. It used to annoy me to contemplate growing another year older, yet when it comes to Medicare, it pays to think ahead. When you’re Read More...