It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Find Answers to Your Medicare Questions on Medicare Interactive

Derek AyehIn the Know, Medicare Interactive Updates0 Comments

Medicare Interactive (MI), an online resource developed by the Medicare Rights Center, is the go-to source of Medicare information for almost 3 million people each year. In an effort to streamline MI content, the Education team at the Medicare Rights Center started an in-depth process last year to overhaul over 400 pages of Medicare information in the popular “Get Answers” section of the website. Read More...

Weigh in Today! With Medicare Rights’ Help, Tell HHS How to Protect and Strengthen Medicare

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an informal request for information (RFI) on December 26, with significant implications for Medicare and Medicaid. Comments are due January 25. The Medicare Rights Center will be providing input, and we encourage all stakeholders to use our template comments to weigh in as well. Read below to learn what’s in the RFI, and what you can do to respond today! Read More...

Medicare Rights Center Identifies Consumer Protections for New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models

Julie CarterIn the Know, Medicare Watch0 Comments

This week, the Medicare Rights Center joined with the AARP Public Policy Institute to release a new report, Consumer Protections in New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models: A Checklist. This checklist is the result of a partnership between Medicare Rights and the AARP Public Policy Institute in which we identified a set of concrete consumer protections that we believe should be integrated into the design of all Medicare models. Read More...

Let’s Talk Turkey About Taxes

Mitchell ClarkIn the Know, Medicare Watch0 Comments

As families around the country prepare to gather with loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House passed a tax bill that would threaten the health and economic security of many low-income and middle-class families. This Thanksgiving, talk turkey about taxes! It’s not too late to protect our health care and our families. Here’s what you can do: Read More...

Protecting Our Health Care – Ann and Ti’s Story

Mitchell ClarkIn the Know, Inside Medicare Rights0 Comments

Ann is a caregiver to her partner Ti, and their story is one of love and caring but also one filled with advocacy on Ann’s part to preserve the Medicaid program, without which she and Ti could not survive. We helped Ann and thousands of others raise their voices against Medicaid cuts, so their voices could be joined with millions of others. It is stories like this one that will help us continue to protect the care of older adults now and in the future. Read More...