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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.
Help Us Celebrate 35 Years of Medicare Advocacy at the 8th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit & Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Medicare & Health Care:
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Need to Be
Virtual Presentation, by Webinar
April 1, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT
We are pleased to welcome 2021 Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecturer, Dr. Donald Berwick.
Dr. Berwick is one of the country’s leading advocates for high-quality health care, and one of the top thinkers in health care today. Dr. Berwick is currently President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and previously Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Challenges and Opportunities Facing Medicare and Health Care in the New Administration and Congress
Acknowledging Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity
*To kick off the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s 35th Anniversary, and to make this program widely accessible in light of this challenging time, we are offering a reduced registration of only $35. Visit our 2021 Summit page to register now
Current issues in Medicare & health care, and your questions answered live.
Next Webinar, March 24, 2021:
Medicare Home Health Updates
Join us as we provide a summary and update of Medicare home health coverage, care, and payment issues, with a focus on opportunities and challenges for beneficiaries with longer term and debilitating conditions who need care at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.