NSCLC currently works on issues related to people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. We also advocate on issues related to Medicare managed care, particularly those that have the most impact on low income older adults, and we seek to ensure that Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), especially the low-income subsidy, is implemented properly nationwide. NSCLC also works to improve access to Medicare for people with limited proficiency in English.
Besides our ongoing administrative advocacy with the federal
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state health agencies, NSCLC works closely with other organizations like the Medicare Rights Center, a national nonprofit that helps people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, and the Center for Medicare Advocacy which provides counseling, training, presentations and materials on a wide variety of Medicare topics.
- Find reports, briefs and other information related to our work on Dual Eligibles.
- Find recent directives and other information related to the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy.
- Joint Letter Supports Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans
NSCLC signed on to a letter with the Alliance for Retired Americans, AFSCME, California Health Advocates, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., Medicare Rights Center, and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, in support of a p...
- WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary
Free Webinar Series
The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training
Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary
California's Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as...
- WEBINAR: Cal-MediConnect – A Summary of the Three-Way Contract
Cal- MediConnect - A Summary of the Three-Way Contract
In March 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the template of the three-way-contract CMS entered into with the Department of Health Care Services and the health pla...
- NSCLC Urges Eligibility Cliff Inclusion in HHS Strategic Plan
In comments to the U.S. Department of Human Services, NSCLC responds to the goals outlined in the department’s strategic plan. NSCLC Comments on HHS Strategic Plan
- Many Low-Income Subsidy Clients May Be Paying Premiums
According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 1.9 million Low-Income Subsidy (LIS or "Extra Help") recipients are enrolled in Prescription Drug Plans in 2013 that will not qualify as benchmark plans in 2014. This number represents about one...
- Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs
In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what is...
- WEBINAR: Language Access Issues in Social Security and Medicare
Free Webinar - October 8, 2013
Limited English proficient (LEP) older adults face common issues in accessing federally administered public benefits, in particular Social Security and Medicare.
More than 3.3 million of America’s seniors are not...
- Raising Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Is Bad Policy
(8/16/2013) In a strongly worded letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, NSCLC opposes a draft Medicare cost-sharing proposal that would increase Medicare premiums and deductibles, even for low-income older adult...
- The Importance of Health Care Access Among Hispanic Older Adults
December 13, 2012
Statement for Capitol Hill Briefing
“The Importance of Health Care Access Among Hispanic Older Adults”
Fay Gordon, Staff Attorney
Hello, thank you for inviting the National Senior Citizens Law Center to participate in this tim...
- CMS Requiring Medicare Plans to Translate Materials
Posted on 2011/04/07
In a victory for advocates for people with limited English proficiency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted final rule requiring Medicare plans to translate marketing materials. Read more. (PDF)