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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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Social Security & Women Summit

The Social Security and Women Summit, a joint venture between the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and AARP, is designed to bring awareness to the importance of safeguarding Social Security's future by finding commonsense, non-partisan solutions that extend solvency of the program while expanding benefits.

10K Day Symposium

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will hold a daylong thought leadership symposium in Boston on June 7 entitled 10K/Day: Medicare's Future as 10,000 Americans Turn 65 Every Day. This symposium will explore the current state of Medicare and Medicaid at their 50-year marks. Experts in the fields of health care, advocacy, economics and aging will discuss the future challenges facing an ever-growing beneficiary population and explore an array of opportunities to meet the needs of the aged and the aging.

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The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted in 1965, supports a range of home and community-based services, such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal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. 

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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