Ideas on Cutting Cost of Medicare Released by
Medicare Rights Center
Medicare advocate also unveils updated fact sheets on
Medicare deficit reduction proposals
May 20, 2013 - The Medicare Rights Center, New
York, recently released its latest fact sheet in a series on ways to
reduce the Medicare deficit. The latest resource, “Build
on What Works: Medicare Cost Savers,” outlines proposals to
eliminate wasteful spending in Medicare and promote the delivery of high
value, affordable health care.
Medicare Rights also issued an updated and revised
series of fact sheets on some of the Medicare proposals that achieve
savings for the federal government by shifting costs onto people with
Medicare Rights endorses
solutions that do not increase costs or cut benefits for the 50 million
older adult and beneficiaries who rely on Medicare, which it describes
as in stark contrast to the proposals that have been offered.
Their Medicare cost savers that also promote
high-value, quality care include:
● restoring drug rebates for low-income Medicare benefciaries;
● introducing a public Medicare drug benefit;
● maximizing the use of generic prescription drugs;
● creating a public Medicare supplement;
● eliminating wasteful overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans;
● expanding the competitive bidding program; and
● advancing innovative delivery and payment system reforms.
“Many of the proposals to change Medicare would
shift costs to beneficiaries without addressing the real threat to our
nation’s economic health—rising health care costs system-wide,” said Joe
Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center.
“But there are ways we can tackle costs without
making people with Medicare pay more, all while strengthening the
Medicare program and ensuring high-quality care at a lower price.”
In addition to the newest fact sheet, all of the
past fact sheets in the series have been updated with the most recent
figures and versions of each plan. Most fact sheets are accompanied by a
short video explaining the proposal.
Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service
organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care
for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and
advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. 520
Eighth Avenue, North Wing, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10018;
1224 M Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, D. C. 20005 ∙
Financial Relief for Volkswagen Diesel Owners
You may be eligible for money damages if you owned or leased one of these VW, Porsche or Audi vehicles.
In the major scandal of 2015, Volkswagen cheated you and the world. They rigged diesel emission controls so you, nor regulators, would know how much pollution their cars were adding to our environment.
They were caught and have reserved $7.3 billion to help "make it right" with victims.
If you owned or leased one of these vehicles, contact us now.
Janicek Law attorneys are actively pursuing these cases against VW. Do Not Wait...