Comments: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;
HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. Medicare Rights provides services and resources to three million people with Medicare, family caregivers, and professionals each year.
The many federal programs that provide access to health care coverage are interrelated, and a change to one program affects others. While Medicare is not directly a topic of this proposed
rule, the impact of its changes on people who are approaching Medicare eligibility are significant, both for their well-being and that of the Medicare program.
Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.
Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.
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