We began 2020 ready to advance access to Medicare and quality health care – working from our offices, and meeting with colleagues across the country. We enter 2021 working separately, connected remotely, with a heightened urgency to succeed brought about by the COVID pandemic and its disproportional impact on older people, people with disabilities, and people of color.
Tragically, as we left 2020 behind, the Capitol was stormed by mobs trying to undo the valid Presidential election. An election reviewed, and complaints dismissed, by dozens of courts.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy is a public interest law organization. We are proud to represent vulnerable people and advance their rights under the laws and Constitution. Good laws create and coalesce society, so we don’t break into individual silos and tribes. When just laws and ethics aren’t valued by leaders and respected by people, civil society breaks down – silos and tribes take hold. That is what we’ve witnessed.
Rep. John Lewis’s voice rings in our ears, reminding us to “find a way where there is no way.” The Center for Medicare Advocacy is determined to work together to build a path that leads to a more honorable and civil society, with health equity and justice.
January 7, 2021