Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:
On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to comment on the policy options document created by the Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group of the Senate Finance Committee. We applaud the Committee for engaging in a transparent process to develop policies to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, and we continue to support the identified goals of increased care coordination, aligned payment systems to encourage appropriate care, and enhanced health care quality…
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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