As we recently discussed, there are two big ways Congress can help protect and strengthen Medicare in the current lame duck session—by passing the BENES Act and protecting important Part D reforms. But we need your help! Follow the steps below to ask your lawmakers to prioritize people with Medicare.
Call your Members of Congress by dialing the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask to be connected with your Representative and Senators, then ask them to:
- Pass the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act (S.1909; H.R. 2575) this year. This important bill would improve the Medicare Part B enrollment process in two ways: by notifying individuals of their potential eligibility for Medicare and by aligning and restructuring Medicare’s enrollment periods to avoid coverage gaps and facilitate awareness.
- Oppose any attempts to raise prescription drug costs for people with Medicare, including efforts to roll back recent Part D donut hole reforms that help beneficiaries better afford their brand-name medications.
Then, amplify your voice! Share this alert with your networks and encourage them to weigh in as well.