Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) is introducing a bill to change Medicare law so that elderly patients are not charged unfairly...Read more
Advocate Suggests Expanding Medicare to Cover All Hurricane Refugees
- September 3rd, 2005
Robert M. Hayes, president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service group, issued a statement calling on Congress and the President to allow Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina access to Medicare. Hayes suggests creating Disaster Relief Medicare, which would make victims of Katrina immediately eligible for Medicare coverage, including prescription drug coverage.
Hayes fears that families staying with friends and relatives will not have access to affordable health care and that the emergency health care system set up for families in shelters is not adequate. According to Hayes, access to Medicare would allow "the tens of thousands of impoverished refugees to find the health care that they need today, and will need in the grueling months ahead."
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Margaret A. O'Reilly, PC
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC
Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a 1977 honors graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University, and she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Vir...