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The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
3/24/2017

Their disastrous American Health Care Act would have effectively repealed Obamacare and hurt seniors, including beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid.

3/22/2017

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to urge you to vote against H. R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA is highly complex legislation that includes benefit increases for seniors, makes improvements that help to contain health care costs, and extends the solvency of the Medicare Part A trust fund.

3/21/2017

National Committee President Max Richtman and Senator Bob Casey write in the Scranton, PA Times-Tribune:  “Candidate Donald Trump promised he would not touch programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security but now… he has embraced House Republicans’ extreme agenda to destroy Medicaid.”

3/20/2017

National Committee President Max Richtman’s letter to the editor of the Washington Post:  “President Trump’s skinny budget may starve the Meals on Wheels program for 2.4 million low-income seniors.”

3/14/2017

On March 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate on the budget impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which recently passed the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees. According to CBO’s projections, over the next decade, 24 million people will lose health insurance under the proposed legislation compared to current law.

3/8/2017

The Affordable Care Act is a highly complex piece of legislation that includes benefit increases for seniors, makes improvements that help to contain health care costs, and extends the solvency of the Medicare Part A trust fund.  To follow is a summary of how the House ACA repeal legislation would undermine the enhanced health security provided to seniors and people with disabilities by the health care reform law.

3/6/2017

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse S. 568, the “Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017.”  It is our hope that action will be taken on this important issue during the current 115th Congress.

3/6/2017

She is one of a handful of Senate Republicans who could serve as a firewall against harmful changes to a program that 306,000 Maine seniors and people with disabilities rely upon.

3/6/2017

Twenty-three years after the House eliminated the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced a House resolution days ago to reestablish the House select committee, once charged with investigating and putting a spotlight on aging policy, spurring legislation and other actions.

3/3/2017

National Committee President Max Richtman talks about the future of Social Security & Medicare under the new regime in Washington on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight.” 

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