People with Medicare—half of whom live on incomes of $26,200 or less per year—spend almost 15% of their household incomes on health care. The Medicare Savings Program (MSP), administered by each state’s Medicaid program, helps pay for Medicare premiums for lower-income individuals, expanding health care access and affordability for older adults and people with disabilities.
Together, the MSP and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides monthly food assistance, can save people with Medicare money on both health care and food costs.
The Medicare Rights Center(Medicare Rights) 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.
Since 1989, they’ve been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system and secure the quality health care they deserve. They are the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.
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