Medicare and Medicaid
Senator Markey has fought to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid benefits for the most vulnerable in society: seniors, low-income families, and the disabled. Markey authored a provision in the Affordable Care Act called Independence at Home, a program that provides seniors the option of receiving primary care services in the comfort of their own home. Each patient has a team of health care providers that is responsible for coordinating their care, helping seniors avoid trips to the emergency room, avoidable hospitalizations, and fragmented or confusing treatment. The Independence at Home program began in 2012 and is available to thousands of seniors nationwide.
Markey also has fought to protect Medicaid – known as MassHealth in Massachusetts – from budget cuts, arguing that Medicaid is already an extremely lean and efficient program.
- Senators Markey and Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Innovative Home-based Primary Care Medicare Program Permanent Posted on 04/17/19
- Medicare Continues to Save Millions Because of Senator Markey’s Independence at Home Program Posted on 08/09/16
- Markey, Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Medicare And Medicaid Posted on 01/09/15
- Markey: Extreme GOP Ryan Budget Saves Oil Company Tax Breaks, Repeals Obamacare Posted on 03/21/13
- Markey: Romney-Ryan Ticket Is Big Win for Big Oil Posted on 08/10/12
- Markey: Gold Medals to Billionaires, Big Oil in GOP Tax Reform Olympics Posted on 08/02/12
- Markey Statement on the Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Posted on 07/30/12