Professor Kate Mewhinney tells Winston-Salem Journal limiting access to free Medicare option counseling is senseless

Kate MeWhinney - Elderlaw clinic

Professor Kate Mewhinney, the managing attorney of The Elder Law Clinic, was quoted in the following story, “U.S. Senate plan to strip Medicare assistance funding riles local advocates,” by Richard Craver originally published here in the Winston-Salem Journal on July 3, 2016.  Local access to free counseling on annual Medicare options could dry up, beginning in October, if Congress chooses to eliminate all $52.1 million in funding within the 2016-17 federal budget.