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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.
Black Lives Matter. As we pass a year since the murder of George Floyd, 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.
In the Center’s first 35 years, we have been catalysts for increasing the well-being of Medicare and of our neighbors, near and far. As our diverse, multi-generational community grows, so does the power and potential of the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s work – as does our commitment to advance more equitable access to quality health care during the next 35 years and beyond.
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This Issue Brief by Center for Medicare Advocacy Visiting Scholar Marilyn Moon reviews the fiscal solvency of Medicare and the Part A Trust Fund.
Since Medicare was introduced, the role of payroll taxes has been declining. There has been a major shift of spending from Part A, which is largely financed by payroll taxes, to Part B which is financed by general revenues and premiums. If payroll is a declining share, then the tax base is not keeping up with economic growth and may become less adequate over time, which is relevant in deciding whether to continue to rely on the payroll tax to fund the Medicare Trust Fund.
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Health Equity and Medicare
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 COVID-19 crisis has led to many changes in health care rules, including in the Medicare program. While a many of the changes affect health care providers, our Guide focuses on changes that relate to beneficiaries and their access to covered care.
Developed in collaboration with Larry Coffee, DDS, these serve to illustrate why the meaning of health care must include oral health care, and why oral health benefits should be added to Medicare.
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.