In 2023, New York State expanded eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) to nearly 300,000 additional New Yorkers by increasing the income limit. The MSP saves older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare an average estimated amount of $7,400 a year in Medicare Part B premium costs and prescription drug costs. These savings are being left on the table by thousands of New Yorkers who are unaware of their eligibility, and a new PSA from the Medicare Rights Center seeks to connect with this population to help them get the financial assistance they are entitled to.
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. They strive to be the most reliable source of independent, unbiased Medicare information in the United States. Additionally, the organization is committed to increasing outreach to connect more people with Medicare to programs and resources that help them live with better health outcomes, financial security, and dignity.