Tell Congress to Preserve One-On-One Medicare Counseling

Older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers need assistance understanding the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare. Operating in every state, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) answer questions about Medicare and help people solve problems.

Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed to eliminate SHIPs. Now, it’s up to the House Appropriations Committee to decide the fate of this essential program.

Tell your members of Congress to protect SHIPs from an unprecedented cut.

Eliminating SHIPs would leave millions who need support comparing coverage options, appealing denials, applying for financial assistance, and navigating increasingly complex Medicare benefits stranded—with nowhere to turn.

As 10,000 Baby Boomers age into Medicare each day, rather than defund SHIPs, Congress needs to increase SHIP funding. Write to your elected officials about why investing in unbiased, personalized Medicare counseling is important to you and your community.

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