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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.
Reflections on the 8th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Center for Medicare Advocacy Board President Judy Feder noted that “we are in a new era with the nation, having recognized in November, that government actually matters; no program illustrates that more than Medicare.”
Executive Director Judy Stein called on the health policy experts, practitioners, attorneys and scholars assembled for the Summit, to note this change as an opportunity to address long-standing issues in the Medicare program, “we thank you for joining us to think about how to help Medicare better serve all who rely on it, and how to open doors to quality, equitable health care, for everyone. This might just be our time to do so.”
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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.
Improve Medicare for All Beneficiaries
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.
Under the law, Medicare coverage is available for people with acute and/or chronic conditions, and for services to improve, or maintain, or slow decline of the individual’s condition, and such coverage is available even if the services are expected to continue over a long period of time. Unfortunately, however, people who legally qualify for Medicare coverage frequently have great difficulty obtaining and affording necessary home care.
Geography Is Not Destiny: Protecting Nursing Home Residents from the Next Pandemic
Residents’ deaths were not “inevitable”, as some have claimed. COVID-19 exploited and exacerbated long-standing issues, such as staffing, infection control, and management problems, that existed for decades in the long-term care industry.
In a Memorandum submitted December 18, we recommend a number of measures that the Biden Administration can take to strengthen Medicare immediately for all beneficiaries.
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.