Font Size

Welcome to the National Committee

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.
The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
National Caregiver Month

November is National Caregiver Month.  Caregiving is especially important to women because they disproportionately provide and receive caregiving. It is estimated that 60 percent of all caregivers are women and 65 percent of all care recipients are women.

Call for COLA Recalculation

The 2016 COLA represents the third time in the last six years that benefits have remained flat.  In the 40 years that the COLA has been available for Social Security beneficiaries, 2010, 2011 and 2016 are the only years the benefit has not been increased to preserve the purchasing power of seniors.

Letter Endorsing Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits 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. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act).  Your legislation would offer Social Security beneficiaries a one-time emergency benefit payment equal to a 3.9 percent pay raise in response to no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2016.

Letter Supporting Social Security Expansion Resolution

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor H. Res. 393, a resolution expressing support for protecting and expanding Social Security while fairly and responsibly securing the program’s long-term future.

The Congressional Budget Deal & Seniors

At the risk of damning by faint praise, the newly negotiated budget deal certainly could have been a lot worse. The good news is Democrats in Congress and the White House were able to stop a 52% premium increase from hitting millions of seniors in Medicare next year.  They also negotiated a re-allocation (originally blocked by the GOP) for the Social Security disability program that prevents a massive benefit cut in 2016 for Americans with disabilities.  In this current Congressional atmosphere of hostage-taking and never-ending threats to benefits, these victories are significant.

Subscribe to Latest News

NCPSSM Community

Información En Español
 ¡El Seguro Social estará all para usted! Aprenda más acerca de cómo usted puede ayudar a proteger al Seguro Social para usted y las futuras generaciones. 

 Para ver más información en español

Subscribe e-Alerts
  Email Address:  
  First Name:  
  Last Name:  

Read Our Blog

High RX Drug Prices Certainly Not News to Seniors

While Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli’s decision to raise the cost of a drug 5,000% certainly got a lot of attention earlier this year, the fact... ...

Read More


Ready to Retire?
Medicare's Top 10


Copyright © 2015 by NCPSSM
Login  |