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Medicare Today Chair Says Policymakers Next Year Should Protect the Stable, Affordable Prescription Drug Coverage Seniors ValueNovember 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – As the Biden Administration and a new Congress look for avenues next year to improve healthcare affordability, they should make it a priority to protect the flexibility and stability currently offered by the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program, the chairman of the Medicare Today coalition said today.

Mary R. Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council and chair of Medicare Today, said that seniors are disproportionately endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic and need reliable, affordable access to the medicines prescribed by their physicians.

Provide seniors the flexibility and coverage they need and deserveSeptember 11, 2020

By Mary R. Grealy, opinion contributor — 09/10/20
THE HILL

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the United States into an unprecedented period of uncertainty. America has been ravaged by this public health crisis as states across the country continue to report tens of thousands of new cases daily. While individuals of all ages, race and creed have been impacted by COVID-19, older Americans and individuals with underlying conditions have borne the brunt of this virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 80 percent of COVID-19 related deaths in the United States have occurred among adults 65 and older.

National Survey of Seniors Finds More than Nine of Ten Satisfied with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug CoverageAugust 4, 2020

Over 80 Percent in Morning Consult Poll Say Part D Premiums, Out-of-Pocket Costs are Affordable

WASHINGTON – More than nine of every ten older Americans enrolled in Medicare prescription drug plans are satisfied with the coverage, according to a Morning Consult nationwide survey of seniors. Large majorities also say their Medicare drug coverage is a good value with affordable out-of-pocket costs.

The Morning Consult survey of 1,000 Americans over the age of 65 was commissioned by Medicare Today, a nonpartisan alliance of organizations committed to a strong and sustainable Medicare program.

Medicare Today Virtual Tele-Town HallJuly 29, 2020

Guest Speakers

Thair Phillips, former President and CEO of RetireSafe and Shalla Ross, President of the Ross Group, LLC.  shared their perspectives on likely legislative and regulatory action for the remainder of the year related to Medicare and to provided an overview of the electoral atmosphere in this area, and how this might impact policy related to Medicare after the election.

July 29, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET