New Kaiser Family Foundation Report Shows Impact of ACA Repeal on Medicare

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently released a new report on the effects repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could have on Medicare, both for federal spending and for beneficiaries. KFF identifies several key provisions in the ACA that have a direct impact on Medicare. These provisions include improvements to Medicare benefits, reductions to health care provider and Medicare Advantage (MA) plan payments, increased revenues for the Medicare Trust Fund, incentives to reform the way care is paid for and delivered, and more. Read More...

Call Your Representative Today and Tell Them to Protect Our Health Care

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In January, when a new administration moves into the White House and a new Congress is gaveled into session, some lawmakers expect to radically change our health care system. The President-elect and some members of Congress have signaled their intentions to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (with no meaningful replacement), make drastic cuts to Medicaid, and alter the Medicare guarantee. Read More...

Medicare Is Strong and Built to Last

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This week, the Medicare Rights Center released the first in a series of issue briefs on the Medicare program: “Medicare: Strong & Built to Last.” This brief gives a quick summary of Medicare’s strength, popularity, and status as a bulwark against unaffordable, low-quality health care. Read More...

What the New Administration Can Do to Keep Medicare Great

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This week, the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) addressed its top administrative policy priorities in letters to President-elect Trump and Congressional leadership. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and policy initiatives. Read More...