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Editorial: Senator Collins Is Right to Oppose the Senate’s Version of Trumpcare

The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 hurts our nation’s health care system as a whole and our most vulnerable citizens in particular. The Center for Medicare Advocacy is ready to partner with everyone who will work to make America healthier and protect our care. We look forward to working with Sen. Collins and other lawmakers to develop real health care legislation that will accomplish just that.

Trump budget chops geriatric training

“Despite misleading statements to the contrary, this budget greatly impacts Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries,” warned Judith Stein, Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director. “Make no mistake, the budget would reduce access to Medicare, healthcare, and cause real pain for older people, people with disabilities, and families throughout the country.”

The American Health Care Act undermines Medicare

When people say that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) doesn’t affect older adults or touch Medicare: don’t believe it, says Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judith Stein.

LeadingAge, AMDA urge Senators to drop American Health Care Act

A group of more than 75 national organizations are encouraging Senate legislators to “reject” the American Health Care Act in the interest of protecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday, the groups — including LeadingAge, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly AMDA), and the Center for Medicare Advocacy — voiced concerns over the healthcare bill...

Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute

"The major problem for us is that they do not want the plaintiff's counsel to have any say or involvement in what they do," said Gill Deford, litigation director at the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Connecticut. "We think that's exactly the reason the educational campaign was so riddled with inaccuracies in the first place."

Republicans seeking to change Medicare wrong, program on sound footing

Judith Stein, in "the Hill" says "Medicare is a successful program that is extremely popular with families and those who rely on it for access to health care. The path toward a sound future for Medicare is not to increase the eligibility age or decrease benefits, but to stop privatizing it at the expense of older people, people with disabilities, and taxpayers."

Schumer: Trump and his HHS pick Tom Price at odds on Medicare

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, a nonpartisan health care advocacy group, typically doesn't weigh in on cabinet appointments but opposes Price's nomination precisely because of his position on Medicare.

New rules give nursing home residents more power

''Competency and staffing levels are not mutually exclusive,'' said Toby Edelman, a senior policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Person-centered care and other improvements...

3 Steps Every Medicare Beneficiary Should Take by Next Week

Center for Medicare Advocacy Senior Policy Attorney David Lipschutz on how to navigate Medicare's Open Enrollment period - "It's incumbent upon individuals to take a look at what they have now and how that plan might be changing next year. If that doesn't meet their needs, they'd be well-served to shop around."

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