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.
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.
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.
Connecticut Health Advocates Sound The Alarm Over GOP Tax Bill
“In the immediate future you will hear, we cannot afford Medicare, we cannot afford Medicaid, we cannot afford Social Security act," she said. "That’s the second step in this dance.”
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.
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).
We have significant concerns with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This massive tax cut for the wealthy sets the stage for deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in the near future.
Recent report details details the crucial role Medicaid plays for the 10 million Medicare beneficiaries who also receive Medicaid.
If Medicaid becomes a block grant program, nearly one million nursing home residents who rely on Medicaid could immediately lose coverage for their nursing home care. In addition, all of the federal standards that govern nursing home care today could be in jeopardy.
On Friday August 19, 2016, the Center for Medicare Advocacy submitted comments in response to a June 30 request from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for information regarding Durable Medical Equipment (DME) access issues faced by individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
SNP reauthorization offers Congress the opportunity to improve MA plan accountability and quality, and to improve care for some of the nation’s most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries.
Reinstating the drug rebates that were paid to Medicare from drug manufacturers prior to the Medicare Modernization Act will save taxpayers billions of dollars and help curb costs for beneficiaries.