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The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
7/23/2016

The Democratic Platform released today clearly shows that the differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties will approach the future of Social Security couldn’t be starker. The GOP platform promises to consider all benefit cut options, refuses to lift the payroll tax cap and suggests sending Americans’ earned benefits to Wall Street through privatization. The Democratic Party platform, on the other hand, offers the strongest statement on strengthening Social Security seen in decades.  By pledging to fight efforts to “cut, privatize or weaken” Social Security, supporting expansion of the program, lifting the payroll tax and exploring a new COLA formula for seniors, the Democrats have tackled head-on the critical challenges facing millions of average Americans. 

7/22/2016

"Amid all the promises and platitudes about improving our economy and addressing the fiscal challenges facing American families offered at the Republican Party’s national convention, it’s very telling that the critical role Social Security plays in average Americans’ lives was virtually ignored.  In fact, whenever the GOP referenced Social Security at all, the focus was on cutting benefits and, as suggested in the party platform, privatizing the program.  You can’t talk seriously about a strong economy without acknowledging the role our nation’s most effective anti-poverty program plays in communities from coast to coast.  That’s why release of a new online tool, Social Security Spotlight, is so important in providing vital information about Social Security’s economic impact nationwide."...Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO. 

7/14/2016

By choosing Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will send a very clear message to America’s seniors that their priorities will hold little weight in a Trump administration.  During his decade-plus tenure in the U.S. Congress, Mike Pence consistently voted in favor of legislative efforts to cut benefits in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He has a long history of blaming earned benefit programs for America’s economic woes and supporting middle-class benefit cuts to protect tax cuts for the wealthy. Few members of Congress have an anti-seniors voting record as consistently strong as Mike Pence.  

7/14/2016

We applaud members of the House Ways and Means Committee for not moving forward on legislation which would have cut benefits for 15 million Social Security beneficiaries in an attempt to improve the current Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) formula impacting many federal, state and local government pensioners. 

7/8/2016

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. 

7/7/2016

The Social Security and African Americans 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 the solvency of the program while expanding benefits.

7/6/2016

Max Richtman Discusses Social Security on the Voice. 

6/28/2016

Since its inception, Social Security has been the foundation on which America’s retirement security rests.  It has demonstrated its strength by paying benefits without interruption in good times and bad, during periods of recession and disaster and during recovery and healing.  The program’s durability is demonstrated yet again in this year’s Trustees Report. The report is good news for working Americans and for seniors.

6/27/2016

The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report shows that Medicare solvency remains greatly improved since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the Hospital Trust Fund paying full benefits until 2028 and the increase in per enrollee spending continuing to be lower than the growth in overall per capita national health expenditures.

6/23/2016

What’s likely to be missing in headlines about today’s Social Security Trustees Report is that the program remains well-funded with total income, again, projected to exceed expenses. However, in order to head off a benefit cut in 2034 Washington should embrace the growing movement to lift the payroll tax cap and expand benefits for the millions of seniors struggling to get by on an average $1,300 retirement benefit. 

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Two Party Platforms –Two Starkly Different Views on Social Security

The Democratic Platform released today clearly shows that the differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties will approach the future of Social Security couldn’t be starker. The GOP platform promises to consider all benefit cut options, refuses to lift the payroll tax cap and suggests sending Americans’ earned benefits to Wall Street through privatization. The Democratic Party platform, on the other hand, offers the strongest statement on strengthening Social Security seen in decades.

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