Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare benefits are essential for older Americans’ access to preventive care, chronic illness management, and acute care, and therefore to promoting optimal functional status and quality of life. Medicaid programs supplement these benefits, provide funding for long-term care, and allow lower-income beneficiaries to access important services.

Our Position

The AGS is committed to preserving and strengthening these programs for current and future generations of Americans.

We oppose any changes to Medicare that would increase costs, reduce coverage, or cut benefits. We also believe it is critically important to continue promoting preventive services and closing the Medicare Part D coverage gap.

We are opposed to any changes to Medicaid that would reduce access to necessary services for older Americans and those with disabilities.

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