Issues and Action
Issues We're Working On
The Future of the Medicare Program
The national debate over the future of the Medicare program remains at the forefront of the Medicare policy scene. As the debate progresses, we here at the Medicare Rights Center will continue to monitor developments and oppose changes to Medicare that would raise costs for older adults and people with disabilities.
Some of our publications on the future of Medicare include:
Letter to Congressional Leaders on Medicare Extenders Package, November 2012
Testimony on Examining Medicare and Medicaid Coordination for Dual Eligibles, August 2012
Medicare Voices: Celebrating 47 Years of Medicare, July 2012
Testimony on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June Report to the
Congress, July 3, 2012
New York's Medicare Marketplace: Examining New York's Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape in Light of Payment Reform, June 2012
Comments on NYS Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals, May 2012
<class="pdf" >Five Medicare Questions for Candidates, April 2012
Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction on Proposals That Would Affect Dual Eligibles, November 2011
Mandatory Managed Care for Dual Eligibles Could Harm Patients and Stifle Innovation, November 2011
Letter to Congress on Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age, October 2011
Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, October 2011
Deficit Reduction and Medicare: President Obama's Plan, September 2011
Medicare Voices: A Report by the Medicare Rights Center, September 2011
Painting a Grim Picture: Deficit-Reduction Proposals that Hurt People with Medicare, September 2011
HEALTH REFORM AND MEDICARE
Medicare Rights Center is closely monitoring implementation of the Affordable Care Act to ensure that health reform works for older adults and people with disabilities. Visit our health reform and Medicare page to learn more.
For more information on our policy work, including fact sheets, reports, letters and comments on federal regulations, visit our publications page.
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) report, up to 59 percent of Medicare beneficiaries would pay more for Medicare under a premium support model than they do in the current Medicare program.