NHeLP and Partners Ask CMS to Add Demographic Fields to Medicare Part C and D Enrollment Form

Executive Summary

NHeLP and 29 partner organizations commented on CMS’s proposed Medicare Part C and D Enrollment Form. Our comments express support for demographic data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity among Medicare enrollees. We also ask CMS to adopt disability and preferred language demographic data fields on the Enrollment Form, consistent with CMS’s commitment to advancing health equity.

This letter was signed by the following organizations:

Advocates for Youth
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Blue Future
Caring Across Generations
Community Catalyst
COVID Survivors for Change
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
National Health Law Program
Human Rights Campaign
interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Justice in Aging
The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
League of Women Voters of the United States
Movement Advancement Project
National Association of Social Workers
National Center for Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community
Empowerment (National PLACE)
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Organization for Women
National Partnership for Women & Families
SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders)
South Asian Public Health Association
The Trevor Project
Whitman-Walker Institute

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