National Advocacy

National health, disability and aging advocates are closely monitoring the progression of the dual eligible demonstration projects at the state and national levels. Below are comments, statements and testimony shared by national organizations as they respond to developments in the demonstration

Advocate Letters:

  • National Consumer Advocacy Groups Share Support for Stability and Consumer Protections in Dual Eligible Demonstrations with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (January, 2016)
  • National Consumer Advocacy Groups Share 10 Outstanding  Concerns and Recommendations with the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office
  • MMCO Response to Advocate Letter (Aug. 2013)
  • Comments to MMCO on draft enrollment guidance (March 2013)
  • Comments to MMCO on draft member handbook (March 2013)
  • National advocate paper on designing a state-based ombuds program in MLTSS and the dual eligible demonstrations (Jan. 2013)
  • National and state advocate letter to MMCO Director Bella requesting ombuds program in state demonstrations (Oct. 2012)
  • National advocate letter to MMCO Director Bella and document of key consumer issues and recommendations in the demonstration (July 2012)
  • National and state advocate letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on savings and financing (June 2012)

Advocate Statements:

Dual Eligible Demonstration Principles and Priorities:

  • Disability Rights California LTSS Principles
  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, Dual Eligible Principles
  • Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc., Community Catalyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, National Council on Independent Living, Tri-County Independent Living Center, Advocacy Principles for Dual Eligible Integration Policy Initiative
  • Community Catalyst, Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects: Top Ten Priorities Consumer Advocates
  • Visiting Nurses Association, Dual Demonstration Principles