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Issue Brief
February 2010

Making the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Work: How States Can Help People with Medicare

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) makes Medicare more affordable for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. It does this by improving financial assistance programs, including Medicare Savings Programs and the Part D Low-Income Subsidy.

Find out more about how this legislation helps low-income Medicare beneficiaries by:

  • increasing asset limits for Medicare Savings Programs
  • eliminating estate recovery practices for Medicare Savings Programs
  • streamlining the application process

State advocates can also use this piece to learn how to play a role in ensuring successful implementation of these new policies.