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.
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Current issues in Medicare & health care, and your questions answered live.
Next Webinar, February 3, 2021:
Medicare & Health Care Updates
Join us as we examine - and try to make sense of - what's happening in the Medicare and related health care world, including impacts of COVID-19, from the perspective of beneficiary advocates.
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.
Medicare Improvements for the Biden Administration
In a Memorandum submitted to Transition leaders on December 18, we recommend a number of measures that the incoming Biden Administration can take to strengthen Medicare immediately for all beneficiaries.
By prioritizing Medicare beneficiaries and the health systems that serve them, we can avoid drastic national consequences. The Center for Medicare Advocacy proposes a five-part plan that will make Medicare a bulwark against the worsening health and economic challenges facing the American people.
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.
Written with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation as part of collaborative work to advance the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, our Issue Brief,Medicare and Family Caregivers, explores the role Medicare does, and could, play in supporting older and disabled beneficiaries and their caregivers.