Published: October 2020

Seniors deserve a simplified Medicare enrollment process

Coalition: Better Medicare Alliance

Consumer Action joined Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, in unveiling a new white paper that contains a set of comprehensive recommendations to reimagine Medicare enrollment and empower beneficiaries to make better sense of their coverage options. The coalition’s five-pronged plan, entitled “Empowering Beneficiaries and Modernizing Medicare Enrollment,” offers bold recommendations for reform, including shifting all Medicare enrollment responsibilities from the Social Security Administration to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Better Medicare Alliance’s change strategy intends to address problems with Medicare’s enrollment process and was developed in consultation with a wide array of stakeholders and beneficiary advocates. “As an organization committed to empowering underrepresented consumers nationwide, Consumer Action is proud to support these recommendations to bring needed clarity to the Medicare enrollment process,” said Ken McEldowney, Executive Director of Consumer Action. “Seniors on fixed incomes deserve to be able to get the best bargain for their health coverage possible and should not be subjected to costly penalties stemming from the confusion of the current system. We thank Better Medicare Alliance for offering a way forward that puts the consumer first.” 

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Aetna | Alliance for Aging Research | AMCP | American Association of Nurse Practitioners | American Benefits Council | American Nurses Association | Banner Health | Consumer Action | Delta Dental | Florida Health Networks | Gundersen Health System | Health Partners Plan | Humana | Landmark Health | Mercy Health

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Click here to read the white paper.

For more information, please visit Better Medicare Alliance.

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