Older Adults Among Those Hardest Hit by the American Health Care Act

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Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its highly anticipated analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and what its passage would mean for American families. The CBO estimate confirms our worst fears—24 million people would lose health coverage over the next decade. The report affirms that older adults will be among those hardest hit by the proposal. If the AHCA becomes law, the number of uninsured would increase most significantly among low-income Americans ages 50 to 64. Read More...

How the American Health Care Act Affects Medicare

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This week, two prominent policy organizations published articles on how the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—the Republican bill put forward to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—would change the Medicare program. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) identify the AHCA’s Medicare provisions and illustrate the potential impact of the changes. Read More...

March 16 National Call-In Day: Tell Congress to Protect Our Care

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Congressional leaders are rushing to enact a plan that would rip health coverage away from 24 million Americans, impose an unaffordable “age tax” on health care for older adults, end Medicaid as we know it, and undermine the Medicare guarantee. Today is the day to make your voice heard. Tell Congress to protect our care by joining today’s national call-in day. Read More...

Medicare Rights Comments on Proposed Changes to MA and Part D in 2018

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This week, the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2018 Advance Rate Notice and Draft Call Letter (2018 Call Letter). CMS announces proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D programs through a yearly call letter, and every year Medicare Rights provides feedback to the agency on proposals we support and where we have concerns. Read More...