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Simplifying Transitions to Medicare

As policymakers implement the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, they will need to ensure that newly covered individuals are able to make a smooth transition to Medicare when they turn 65 or become disabled, say the Medicare Rights Center's Joe Baker and Doug Goggin-Callahan in a new Commonwealth Fund blog post. People who become eligible for Medicare in states without a comprehensive transition plan, they note, could face gaps in coverage and avoidable out-of-pocket costs.

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