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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.
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PRESS AND ADVOCACY BRIEFING:  Why Medicare Needs to Cover Hearing Aids and Audiology Services

Experts and policy-makers will address the urgent need to update Medicare coverage to reflect the serious health issues that stem from hearing loss. Specific attention will be paid to Rep. Debbie Dingell’s (D-MI) bill, the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2015 (H.R. 1653), which would allow Medicare to provide coverage for hearing aids.

The Truth about the 2016 Social Security and  Medicare Trustees Report

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. 

Letter Endorsing Fair COLA for Seniors Act of 2016

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, H.R. 5342, the Fair COLA for Seniors Act of 2016.  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.

Expanding Medicare to Provide Dental, Vision and Hearing Care

Nearly 51 years ago Medicare - one of our nation's most popular and successful programs - was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.  Since then, Medicare has helped lift generations of Americans out of poverty.  Before the enactment of Medicare in 1965, only 50 percent of seniors had health insurance and 35 percent lived in poverty. 

ATTN: Medicare Beneficiaries Who Received Denials of Medicare Coverage

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. 

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GOP Appropriators Want to Eliminate Funding for Medicare SHIP Programs

Each day 10 thousand Americans become eligible for Medicare. The aging of the baby boom generation certainly isn’t a surprise to anyone and yet, instead of boosting programs to serve this increased need, Republican Congressional leaders continue to slash and now eliminate programs designed to help millions of aging Americans and their families.

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