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MA plans undermine the entire Medicare program by unnecessarily raising program costs, and put the most vulnerable beneficiaries at risk.
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.
join us for this virtual meeting to hear from advocates, providers, beneficiaries, and others who will discuss practical tips and strategies for obtaining medically necessary services pursuant to the Jimmo settlement. We will also discuss ongoing challenges to getting and providing such care, and what we can do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.