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Statement on Passage of Devastating Tax Bill

Today’s passage of the Tax Cut bill puts the 57 million older adults and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare, and their families, at risk.

Advocacy Organizations Opposed to Congressional Tax Plan

Letters reiterate the organizations’ strong opposition to any tax bill that would put at risk both health care and long-term care for older adults and people with disabilities.

More than 40 Organizations Join Together in Opposition to Senate’s Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Letter expresses the organizations’ strong opposition to tax bills that would diminish health and long-term care availability and affordability for older adults and people with disabilities.

House Passes Damaging Tax Bill, Health Advocates Urge Senate to Rethink Their Plan

This bill is the beginning of a vicious two-step process: 1) Cut taxes for corporations and the rich, adding $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade; and 2) Use that higher deficit to justify drastic cuts to bedrock programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Tax Cut Bill Just Got Worse. Health Care at Risk.

As the House and Senate rush to make changes to their versions of the bill, it keeps getting worse and worse, posing an immediate threat to the Medicare program and health care coverage for 13 million Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Statement from the Center for Medicare Advocacy on Trump Administration’s ACA Actions

Like others who care about the well-being and health care of all Americans, the Center for Medicare Advocacy is dismayed by the Trump Administration’s actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Statement from Center for Medicare Advocacy on Latest ACA Repeal Effort

The Graham-Cassidy bill, if passed, would have led to millions of people becoming uninsured, gutted Medicaid, and eroded crucial consumer protections.

Leading Medicare Advocates Voice Opposition to Graham-Cassidy Bill

Leading Medicare Advocates Voice Opposition to Graham-Cassidy Bill — Letter Urges Senators to Oppose Block Grants and Medicaid Per-Capita Caps.

New Partnership for Health Care with Support from RRF

The Center for Medicare Advocacy and Medicare Rights Center Develop New Partnership with Support from The Retirement Research Foundation; Organizations team up to protect and strengthen the health coverage and financial security of older adults and people with disabilities.

“Jimmo” Corrective Action Plan Completed

As ordered by the federal judge in Jimmo v. Sebelius, CMS published a new webpage containing important information about the Jimmo Settlement on its website CMS.gov.

Court Certifies Nationwide Class in “Observation Status” Case

Decision in Alexander v. Price "Observation Status" case means Medicare patients could gain the right to appeal placement on “Observation Status” and avoid large medical bills.

Center for Medicare Advocacy Statement on Senate Failure to Pass ACA Repeal

The failure of the Senate to pass the so-called ‘skinny’ ACA repeal, coupled with the failure of previous bills that would have gutted Medicaid, undermined Medicare, and left millions uninsured, is a well-earned, if temporary, victory for health care advocates and families all over the country.

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