Medicare Makeover: Biden's Boost for Better Care

Alberta Waelchi Sr.
Published Apr 11, 2024

Medicare Makeover: Biden's Boost for Better Care
The recent announcement from the Biden-Harris administration brings good news for Medicare Advantage and Part D beneficiaries as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), finalizes rules aimed at protecting people with Medicare.

Here’s a breakdown of what the new rule entails:

Expanded Coverage: Medicare Advantage plans will now offer a broader range of services. This includes things like preventive care, mental health support, and assistance managing chronic conditions. The goal is to make sure you have access to the care you need to stay healthy and manage any health challenges effectively.

Transparent Pricing: Under Medicare Part D, prescription drug plans will have to be more transparent about their prices and any changes to the drugs they cover. This transparency is aimed at helping you understand your costs better and making it easier for you to choose the right plan for your needs.

Protection Against Fraud: The new rule also strengthens protections against fraud and unfair practices related to prescription drugs. This means safeguards are in place to prevent scams and unjustified price hikes, ensuring you're not being taken advantage of when it comes to your medication costs.

This rule represents a significant step forward in improving the Medicare experience for millions of Americans. 

By expanding coverage, promoting transparency, and enhancing protections, the administration aims to make healthcare more accessible, understandable, and fair for all Medicare beneficiaries.

So, if you're enrolled in Medicare Advantage or Part D, keep an eye out for these changes—they're designed to make your healthcare journey smoother and more affordable. 

And if you're considering enrolling, know that these improvements are part of ongoing efforts to make Medicare work better for you.

Related article: HHS Finalizes Policies to Improve Marketplace Coverage

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