Testimony of Judith A. Stein Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. United States House of Representatives Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health "Keeping the Promise: Allowing Seniors to Keep Their Medicare Advantage Plans If They Like Them" March 13, 2014 I. Introduction Chairman Pitts, Ranking Member Pallone, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Health, thank you … Read more

This past summer at the Center for Medicare Advocacy (the Center) taught me much more about the world of health, than just Medicare. I came to the Center with a background in public health but wanted to learn more about Medicare for a more complete view of health for Americans. Despite studying Medicare in the … Read more

Over the last six weeks I had the privilege of working with you all, some briefly and others extensively. I picked up a lot of very important information. One of the most important pieces of information I learned was that even a small group of people can work on a large task and still make … Read more

Your site is the most helpful I've found re: current standards, info, & legislative awareness. I find it invaluable. Thank you! (Submitted from our website)

[I came to your website] for general information before returning to home health nursing. I am an RN who's been out of the field for 3 and 1/2 yrs, and I know that rules and regs are changing all the time. I was surfing the net for info to get me up to date on … Read more

I found your site to be very well laid out and [found it] easy to access information. While [Medicare is] complicated, you make things much easier to understand. Thank you.

I would like to commend the Center for all of the wonderful work that you have done over the years.; I have had the opportunity to attend several training events sponsored by the Center that provided me with the knowledge and tools to assist Medicare beneficiaries exercise their rights in traditional health care systems as … Read more

Staff of the Georgia Senior Legal Hotline rely on the expertise of the Center for Medicare Advocacy for a wide range of health-related issues. Their attorneys are among the most experienced and knowledgeable on Medicare and Medicaid in the United States. They respond to our clients' most convoluted questions and problems regarding our health care … Read more

Thank you so much for the work you do for Medicare beneficiaries. Traditional Medicare has served me well for 17 years and I don't want to see any changes to the current program in exchange for the skimpy drug benefit in S.1. and H.R.1. I am most grateful to have read Center News, Summer 2003, … Read more

How do we stand up for the rights of the sick when we aren't even aware that there is a problem… Thank you for letting us know to be vigilant and to demand that something be done… No other organization that I know of informs folks about such things.

B.H.

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… If it had not been for Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc …. I don't think I could have gotten thru some of this Medicare stuff. I started receiving the Weekly Alerts a year or more ago before I was even thinking about eligibility for Medicare. I was reading much of the information which in … Read more

I've been preparing a talk I have to give on oncology reimbursement through Medicare. In preparing over the weekend, I would do searches on Web and always came back your Center's web site. Great one and I'll use as a resource for my audience to have if they have some general questions about Medicare.

I use this website to stay current on Medicare for my work.The Center was invaluable when I worked with them while in Connecticut and I stay connected to Medicare through this website.

Thank you so very much. MedicareAdvocacy.org has been a great resource. I am involved in patient advocacy and have referred so many people, many on dialysis, etc… who have found wonderful information. Thank you for your service and passion to help others.

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your Alerts and latest news. It helps me keep our seniors up to date.Thank you so much.

(Regarding our Weekly Alert) Dear Matt [Shepard, Communications Coordinator]: Thank you so much to you and the entire staff for this extraordinary service of emailing comprehensive authoritative Medicare news… it is wonderful to have such reliable info. Thank you.

(From two messages regarding our Weekly Alert) I thank you for your continued support with the wonderful “CMA Alerts.”… What a great service you provide!… Currently, you are my only reliable source of information. I do go on the Medicare website but you have to dig to get the information and then “you” the reader … Read more

You folks are doing great work on this issue — as expected. Congratulations for all you're doing, and thanks. FYI, we've placed a note about the Center for Medicare Advocacy on the "Recent Elder Rights & Legal Issues" section of our site, under the March 17th notes, with a direct link to your site. Keep … Read more

Judy [Judith Stein, Executive Director of the Center], you have been an enormous help and constant source of support to me over the years. I was so thrilled when you became president of NAELA. I knew you would be wonderful and a tremendous help to Medicare beneficiaries and advocates. As both a former Medicare advocate … Read more

Dear Ms. Stein, I am an advocate for seniors.  I wear many hats in that capacity.  I am the Public Policy Chair of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the founding director of a newly organized nonprofit serving seniors.  I am writing to thank you for the information you have on your website that helped … Read more

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is a wonderful resource for my Title III B providers to use when they run into difficult Medicare issues with clients. Judy Stein and her staff are personable and so knowledgeable, I have no hesitation assuring my providers that they can rely on the expertise of the Center. As a … Read more

It has been a pleasure to work with the Center for Medicare Advocacy over the last many years. The Center has a significant history of providing excellent services to CT’s elderly. Your work is highly professional and done with compassion. Our contractual relationship with the Center has been extremely positive. Your attention to programmatic and … Read more

The Connecticut Geriatrics Society represents over 150 geriatricians and health care professionals in Connecticut committed to high quality care for older adults and has had extensive experience working with the Center for Medicare Advocacy based in Willimantic, CT. As President of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society, and as Director of Geriatric Medicine at Stamford Health System, … Read more

I [would like to express] my high regard for the Center for Medicare Advocacy, the center's Executive Director Judy Stein, and her staff. This is a group of individuals who are deeply immersed in their efforts to assist older adults and persons with disabilities. They are often far too busy, and maybe even too humble, … Read more

"The Center for Medicare Advocacy is the most experienced Medicare advocacy organization in the nation. For more than 20 years I have relied on the Center for the most up-to-date information and effective help for my constituents. The Center for Medicare Advocacy is an invaluable resource for anyone sorting through the complexities of Medicare or … Read more

A one page PDF containing a statement from Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D. Conn) regarding the 25th anniversary of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.

A one page PDF document containing a Statement for the Congressional Record by Rep. Joe Courtney (D. Conn) regarding the Center's 25th Anniversary.    

"You can always count on The Center for Medicare Advocacy for the most up-to-date and accurate information out there. The Center employs some of the brightest minds around and their top priority is helping folks  – whether it’s sorting through the everyday complexities of Medicare or digging into funding issues this is the place to … Read more