Tell Congress to Prioritize Medicare and Medicaid Improvements
Congress is currently considering strategies to improve health coverage and care, including through the budget reconciliation process. Weigh in today! Tell your lawmakers to seize this opportunity for transformational reforms.
Medicare and Medicaid provide critical health coverage to millions of older adults and people with disabilities. But gaps in eligibility and benefits, rising costs, and archaic rules mean far too many beneficiaries can struggle to access and afford their care. The pandemic has exacerbated these and other challenges, underscoring the need for a budget reconciliation bill that offers swift, meaningful, and lasting relief.
Urge your lawmakers to support a budget bill that:
- Strengthens the Medicare Benefit by adding comprehensive dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Part B; capping beneficiary costs, program-wide; and expanding Medigap protections and purchase rights.
- Makes Prescription Drugs More Affordable and Accessible by reducing drug prices, limiting beneficiary costs, and modernizing Medicare Part D appeals.
- Eases Participation in Medicare’s Low-income Programs by eliminating restrictive eligibility requirements and streamlining systems.
- Improves Medicaid Coverage and Care by increasing funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).