AARP Encourages its Members to Speak Out Against Medicare Home Health Copays
The AARP recently encouraged its members to “speak up now about the future of Medicare” by writing their elected officials in opposition to the reintroduction of copayments for home health care to Medicare, as well as other initiatives that the 37 million-member strong organization sees as harmful to the future of Medicare.
“It's important for NAHC members to remember that even though we face many challenges, we are not in this fight alone,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris. “The AARP is also encouraging their members to take action to preserve Medicare and oppose the reintroduction of home health copays."
Aside from its opposition to the home health copayment, the AARP also encourages negotiating lower drug prices and improved coordination of care for Medicare beneficiaries. The National Association of Home Care & Hospice also supports all of these proposals, and is encouraged to see other organizations joining the fight to oppose the reintroduction of home health copayments to Medicare.