Did you know that during Medicare's Open Enrollment, most older adults don't review their plan changes for the new year, or look at other options for coverage? This leaves many surprised by changes they can't afford. Yikes ~ Let's change this trend! Medicare's Open Enrollment is Oct 15 through Dec 7, and it is one of the few times people with Medicare can review their … [Read more...] about Most People Don’t Review Their Medicare Coverage Options
Most people agree that the price of brand name drugs in the U.S. is astronomically high. Yet with 90% of prescriptions filled being generic drugs, not many are paying attention to how overpriced these drugs are, depending on where you buy them. "The difference between the highest and lowest price being charged for the same generic drug is so large that many billions of … [Read more...] about Outdated Rule Increases Medicare’s Annual Generic Drug Costs by $26 Billion
In mid August, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, followed by a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint reconciliation bill passed on party-lines that would make it possible to expand education, child care, climate change initiatives and health care, including many key improvements to Medicare. While the road ahead to passage could be arduous, if the House … [Read more...] about Tell Congress to Say Yes to Medicare Improvements ~ Now is the Time!
Last month, the Biden Administration rescinded proposed Part D changes by the former administration that would've restricted people's access to important categories of drugs, such as antidepressants and immunosuppressants. The Trump Administration made these changes on January 19, one day before Biden's inauguration. The proposed changes pertained to Part D demonstration … [Read more...] about Biden Administration Rescinds Proposed Part D Changes That Would Have Weakened Access to Essential Medications
California Health Advocates joins many organizations across the nation in advocating for ongoing Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and equitable relief for premium Medicare Part A and B during the pandemic. Older adults and people with disabilities are at high risk of infection, serious illness, and even death from COVID-19, and if … [Read more...] about CHA Advocates for Ongoing Special Enrollment Periods & Equitable Relief During Pandemic