The Partnership to Protect Medicare is a bi-partisan, 501c4 formed in 2011. We are supported by patient advocacy organizations, medical providers and leaders in the health care industry.
Our mission is to fight cuts proposed in Washington that will limit, and in some cases eliminate, the access of many of Medicare’s most vulnerable patients to the critical treatments they need. As lawmakers seek ways to find savings in Washington, some have set their eyes on Medicare Part B. Part B is the portion of Medicare that provides many of the program’s sickest patients access to their life changing cures and treatments, such as cancer drugs.
Medicare Part B beneficiaries face devastating diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis . They are patients who require visits to physician offices or clinics to receive their care. Cuts to Part B would create serious disruptions for these beneficiaries at the worst possible time and make it more difficult - if not impossible - for them to access the care they need.
The Partnership to Protect Medicare understands the fiscal situation facing America. But it is important to remember that Part B beneficiaries have already done their part. Earlier this decade, Congress restructured Part B payments. This restructuring placed increased financial burdens on physicians and rural clinics, but it has also resulted in tremendous savings for the federal government. As a result of these cuts, there is no more room to cut Part B without a significant impact on America's most at-risk seniors.
In the coming months, we plan to make our case via grassroots organization, paid advertising and other campaign activities.
Medicare represents a promise made to Americans that they will have access to quality affordable health care as they age or if they become disabled. The Partnership to Protect Medicare formed in 2011 to make sure that promise is kept for those Medicare beneficiaries who rely on life changing treatments and cures delivered through Medicare Part B.
Supported by patient advocacy organizations, medical providers and leaders in the health care industry, our mission is to fight cuts proposed in Washington that will reduce, and in some cases eliminate, access to critical care for some of Medicare’s most vulnerable patients. Through a variety of advocacy efforts, we seek to call attention to the impact of cuts to Medicare Part B on beneficiaries and to protect this vital program from additional funding cuts.