Tell Congress: Low-Income People on Medicare Deserve Greater Security
Our friends at NCOA shared the following with us, and we felt it was important to share it with you as well:
Low-income seniors with Medicare need your voice in Washington!
Unless Congress acts, these seniors will be forced to pay new, unaffordable costs or lose access to their doctor. Email your lawmakers today.
Funding for the Medicare Qualified Individual (QI) program will end on March 31 unless Congress takes action. QI pays Medicare Part B premiums for beneficiaries with incomes of about $13,700 – $15,500 per year.
If Congress fails to make QI permanent, low-income seniors in the program could be forced to drop the Part B benefit and lose access to their doctors, or pay over $1,200 in new, additional premiums. A senior with just $14,000 income would only have $9,000 left for all their other living expenses!
Tell Congress to make the QI program permanent as part of the Medicare physician payment reform package.