Below is an advocacy letter California Health Advocates submitted to several Congress members calling for continued funding of our nationwide Medicare counseling programs - known as the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in California and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) nationwide. Join us in contacting your Congress people to protect and … [Read more...] about Save Our Medicare Counseling Programs ~ Fund Our SHIPs!
January 25, 2018 Submitted electronically via email to CompetitionRFI@hhs.gov Re: Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States To Whom It May Concern: California Health Advocates appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Request for Information Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States (the … [Read more...] about CHA Shares Beneficiaries’ Stories While Advocating for HHS to Protect Medicare & Medicaid
January 16, 2018 By electronic delivery to www.regulations.gov Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4182-P PO Box 8013 Baltimore MD 21244-8013 Re: CMS-4182-P Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for … [Read more...] about CHA Comments on CMS’ Proposed Policy Changes to MA & Part D Plans for 2019
CHA joined over 50 organizations concerned about access to affordable, high-quality health care and long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families, sent letters to Congressional leaders in both the House and the Senate on Friday, December 15th in opposition to the tax bill that is likely to be voted on next week. The letters … [Read more...] about CHA Joins over 50 Organizations Opposed to Congressional Tax Plan
No, cuts to Medicare are not actually required in the proposed tax bill. However, previously Congress passed legislation known as PAYGO. This legislation requires automatic across the board spending cuts to federal programs when the current deficit is exceeded. The current proposed tax cut bill is projected by the Joint Committee on Taxation to increase the current deficit … [Read more...] about Explaining Cuts to Medicare by Bonnie Burns, Guest Contributor