Medicare Rights Center Provides Probing Questions to Ask Candidates to Determine their Positions on Protecting and Strengthening Medicare
New York, NY—The Medicare Rights Center today released six questions to ask the 2016 presidential and congressional candidates to find out where they stand on protecting and strengthening Medicare.
“The Medicare program helps countless older adults and people with disabilities, and their families, achieve health and economic security. Before people head to the polls, they need clear answers from the candidates about their positions on these critical Medicare issues,” said Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center, a nonprofit consumer service organization that is the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.”
The six topical questions and background information – from filling gaps in Medicare coverage to stemming the rising cost of prescription drugs – are available on the Medicare Rights Center’s website. The questions can be emailed or Tweeted to the presidential candidates as well as posed to congressional candidates.
The key Medicare topics and corresponding questions are:
The questions addressing key Medicare issues were derived from the 50 wishes for Medicare’s future that Medicare Rights Center compiled with consumer feedback last summer in celebration of Medicare’s 50th anniversary.