We remain open and fully operational – although most of our staff are working remotely. Our phones, email, and online contact forms are available.
The Medicare program must be expanded, but in a manner that provides better coverage and cost-sharing protections for all beneficiaries.
As the nation and the world continue to struggle with COVID-19, we will continue to compile information on the virus as it relates to Medicare.
Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judy Stein joins journalist Mark Miller to discuss what the pandemic is teaching us about ways to improve Medicare.
Black Lives Matter. The Center for Medicare Advocacy mourns for George Floyd and for the named and unnamed people of color who have been murdered or harmed in countless ways in our country. We mourn for our country. We protest.For more than thirty years, the mission of the Center has been to ensure fair access to Medicare and health care for all. FAIR. FOR ALL. We can’t separate ourselves from the greater fight for fairness, for justice – for all.
For Your Consideration…
When you support the Center for Medicare Advocacy, you share in its vital work to advance access to Medicare and quality health care – now and in the future. Donors, before the end of this year, will energize and sustain the Center in the challenging year ahead. We realize there are many urgent causes in the world today, but we also know the Center opens doors to necessary health care, which is particularly crucial now. The Center’s unique advocacy, education, and responsiveness to the needs of families all over the country are important and we can make an impact for them together.
To help propel the Center into its upcoming 35th year, we have an opportunity for you to participate in a special 35th Anniversary Matching Gift.
Current issues in Medicare & health care, and your questions answered live.
Next Webinar, January 6, 2021:
Skilled Nursing Facility Update
This webinar will provide an overview of Nursing Home Quality of Care & Quality of Life Standards from a consumer perspective.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy's National Medicare Advocates Alliance provides Medicare advocates with a collaborative network to share resources, best practices, and developments of import to Medicare beneficiaries throughout the country. The Alliance is supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy has written an Issue Brief, Medicare and Family Caregivers, as part of collaborative work to advance the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, Public Law 115-119 (1/22/2018). The Center’s Issue Brief explores the role Medicare does, and could, play in supporting older and disabled beneficiaries and their caregivers. The Issue Brief was written with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Medicare is extremely popular, but it needs attention to ensure all beneficiaries receive comprehensive coverage and equitable treatment. The Medicare program that Americans know and cherish has been allowed to wither. Traditional Medicare, preferred by most beneficiaries, has not been improved in years, yet private Medicare Advantage plans have been repeatedly bolstered. It’s time to build a better Medicare for all those who rely on it now, and will in the future.
We recognize the recent expansion of Medicare-covered telehealth services has helped beneficiaries and their families safely and responsibly obtain needed care during this unprecedented time. However, we are concerned that without careful study and evaluation concerning the expansions, calls for permanence are premature.