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The National Committee is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nation’s health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade.
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Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted in 1965, supports a range of home and community-based services, such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support. These programs help seniors stay as independent as possible in their homes and communities. In addition, OAA services help seniors avoid hospitalization and nursing home care and, as a result, save federal and state funds that otherwise would be spent on such care.

The Retirement Security Gap Between America’s Rich and Poor Continues to Grow

Growing disparities in life expectancy between America’s rich and poor is eroding the progressive nature of Social Security. A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, requested by Senator Bernie Sanders, shows that low-income American men will lose 11%-14% of their lifetime Social Security benefits while high-income men will see a 16%-18% benefit boost due to this growing gap. 

Arizona Business and Political Leaders Hear from National Senior’s Advocate about Future of Retirement Security

Tucson, AZ – March 16, 2016 A group of nearly 50 area residents gathered at the home of Jim and Patsy Crounse to hear an insider’s view of the 2016 elections and the potential impact a new Congress and President could have on the future of programs like Social Security and Medicare.  

GOP Plans for Medicare?

Unfortunately, today’s Congressional hearing on ‘Preserving and Strengthening Medicare’ offered no new ideas and was instead an Orwellian political exercise in which politicians say preserve when they actually mean privatize, and strengthen when they mean slash. 

ATTN: Medicare Beneficiaries Who Received Denials of Medicare Coverage

Medicare beneficiaries who received denials of Medicare coverage for various types of medical services and who appealed but did not receive an ALJ decision to within the specified 90-day period, a settlement on behalf of a nationwide class has been proposed. 

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