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The Medicare program must be implemented in a manner that provides better coverage and cost-sharing protections for ALL beneficiaries, not just those in wasteful private plans.
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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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On April 20, 2023, the Center held its 10th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit. An inspired audience was buoyed by remarks from health care luminaries including Tricia Neuman, Ady Barkan, Ted Kennedy Jr., Ai-Jen Poo, and many more. See the Reflections, as well as the full video recording of the event and supplemental materials are now available on our 2023 Summit webpage. We welcome everyone to join in viewing the momentous 10th Annual Summit.
FY 21-22 Annual Report
National Medicare Advocates Alliance
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.
2023 Medicare Handbook Now Available
Call to Action – Policy Makers Must Increase Medicare Advantage Oversight and Rein in Overpayments
For many years, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has advocated for legislative and administrative efforts to address the growing inequities between Medicare Advantage (MA) and traditional Medicare, that favor MA, and encourage the growing privatization of the Medicare program. These inequities include overpayments to MA plans that unnecessarily drive-up Medicare spending, and lax oversight of MA plans that fails to impose adequate consumer protections.Read more.
Medicare Home Health Coverage: Reality Conflicts with the Law
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.
Retiree Auto Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans – Choice is Under Threat
Automatic enrollment of Medicare-eligible beneficiaries into employer or union-sponsored group MA plans is a concern; among other things, it limits care options for millions of people and erodes the Medicare statute’s protection of choice.