25 years of Advocacy, and Hope for 25 More

April 29, 2011

In April 2011, the Center for Medicare Advocacy celebrates 25 years of advocating for, and on behalf of, older people and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare.  And despite constant challenges, there is reason to be hopeful for Medicare's future.

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Disenrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Ends February 14th

February 8, 2011

Are you unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? You have until February 14th to do something about it!

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Condition Won’t Improve? You Can Still Get Medicare Home Health Coverage!

January 14, 2011

This month we will discuss some new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or "CMS" - the agency that runs Medicare - that will help people who need home health therapy services get the coverage they need.

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What is Quality of Care?

December 8, 2010

This month we will discuss the concept of "Quality of Care" which you have no doubt heard of in relation to the recently passed health reform laws, but which you may only vaguely understand.

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DON’T TURN BACK ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

November 9, 2010

This month we want take a moment to remind you that despite the exaggerations and accusations that have been shouted around, health care reform is good for Medicare beneficiaries.  Stay informed, and make sure it continues to be so.

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Health Care Reform - By the Numbers

October 15, 2010

This month we're happy to present some details on the new health care reform law and its effects.  So sit back and listen to some health care reform facts, by the numbers.

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Income-Related Medicare Premiums

September 7, 2010

This month we will discuss income-related premiums in Medicare parts B and D.

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Exploring www.healthcare.gov

August 2, 2010

This month we will take a look at the website the federal government recently launched to help with health care choices: www.healthcare.gov.

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Visitation Rights for Patients

July 6, 2010

Visiting a companion, friend or loved one in the hospital seems like a simple and ordinary act of kindness, doesn't it?  But such visits have been anything but simple for many loved ones.

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The Medicare Part D $250 Rebate Check

June 7, 2010

Relief from the Medicare Part D "donut hole" gets started this month, June of 2010, when Medicare begins sending out the $250 rebate checks that you may have heard about.

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