In recent months, the Medicare Rights Center has been helping ensure that important health care reforms are included in the budget bill Congress hopes to pass this fall.
While Medicare and Medicaid provide critical coverage to millions of older adults and people with disabilities, gaps in eligibility and benefits, rising costs, and outdated and complex rules mean that far too many people with Medicare struggle to access and afford their care.
The budget bill, currently under development, presents lawmakers with an historic opportunity to address these needs. Medicare Rights is urging lawmakers to advance a bill that:
Final decisions about the budget bill are expected soon. Please join us in urging Congress to include these commonsense solutions in the legislation. Enacting these policies would strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, as well as beneficiary health and economic security.
Tell your lawmakers that now is the time for transformational reforms and lasting change. Visit medicarerights.org/policy to take action.