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Letter Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse your bill, S. 862, the Paycheck Fairness Act.  This legislation aims to prevent wage discrimination from happening in the first place and help women and their families secure the paychecks they have earned.
The Alzheimer’s/Medicare Connection

Washington is a place where policy debates too often prioritize dollars spent over people benefited. Congressional fixation on austerity has often made our nation penny-wise and pound-foolish at a time when well-placed investments would benefit not only our citizenry but also the federal budget bottom line. This is especially true when you look at the case of insufficient funding for Alzheimer’s research and the rapidly growing impact this disease has on federal programs like Medicare, the nation’s largest health insurer, which handles more than 1 billion claims per year for 52 million beneficiaries; and Medicaid, the nation’s primary payer for long-term care services and supports.
Leading Seniors Advocate Joins Rep. Larson, Sen. Blumenthal on Legislation to Boost Social Security Benefits

U.S. Representative John Larson (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be joined by Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to discuss the Social Security 2100 Act on Monday March 30, 2015 in West Hartford.  
Statement on House Passage of Doc Fix Bill

Contrary to claims by supporters, on both sides of the aisle, this ‘doc fix’ does not impact only ‘wealthy seniors’. Millions of beneficiaries who depend on a Medigap plan to help pay their health care bills – no matter their income -- will be hit with higher costs. Given that 46% of all Medigap policy holders had incomes of $30,000 or less, it’s clear this deal impacts far more than the wealthy, as the bill’s proponents have claimed.  What’s more, Medicare beneficiaries will be forced to contribute nearly $60 billion in premiums over the next decade to replace the SGR.
Congress Targets Social Security with Fast-Track Commission Plan

Legislation introduced in the House by Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) would create a Social Security Commission designed to fast-track reforms and insulate Members of Congress from the public backlash over harmful benefit cuts that co-sponsor Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) says the commission will consider, including: raising the retirement age, means testing and the Chained CPI.

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