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News Archives (2012)
12/7/2012

Max Richtman, President/CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, discusses the fiscal cliff and its relation to Social Security, Medicare, & Medicaid on PBS NewsHour
10/15/2012

Board Chair, Maya Rockeymoore, discussed the fiscal cliff and the threats to Social Security and Medicare on PBS Need to Know moderated by Ray Suarez. Other guests included Douglas Holtz Eakin, former U.S. Senator Nichols; and Bo Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute.
10/9/2012

Presidential debates have long been more about style than substance but this week's debate has taken us into new territory. Once the event ended and each answer had been parsed and re-parsed by the media and our national punditry class, it's clear that American voters have been left with the largest collection of misrepresentations, half-truths and political fairy tales in Presidential debate history.
9/12/2012

8/20/2012

There's a simple question American seniors should ask candidates who claim to want to protect Medicare: "Did you oppose Obamacare because it 'cuts' Medicare while also voting for those same Medicare spending cuts in the GOP/Ryan Budget plan? For 277 members of the House, that answer was yes.
6/28/2012

The National Senior Citizens Law Center and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare have released a new analysis detailing the positive impact the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the  Affordable Care Act will have on older Americans.
6/25/2012

More than 100 older Americans and activists from across the nation will attend the White House Senior Community Leaders Summit on Tuesday, June 26th.  The summit, sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, provides a unique opportunity for participants to share directly with the Administration their personal experiences with and outlook on the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
6/19/2012

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) heralded a significant victory for American workers last week when the Senate Appropriations Committee directed the Social Security Administration (SSA) to restore the mailing of annual Social Security statements.
6/13/2012

I congratulate Ron Barber for his victory in Tuesday's special election. Ron earned the endorsement of the National Committee due to his strong commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare. As poll after poll has shown, Americans do not want these programs cut to pay for a deficit they didn't create.
5/11/2012

 The truth is -- as our nation ages and retirement income continues to decline for millions of Americans - Congress should be talking about the adequacy of Social Security's benefits not cutting them.  Congress should examine the inequities that have created a poverty rate for senior women and widows that is 50% higher than other retirees 65 and older.


   

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