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Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal

I am Max Richtman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and I appreciate the opportunity to submit this statement for the record.  With millions of members and supporters across America, the National Committee is a grassroots advocacy and education organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which provide health insurance to millions of older and disabled Americans – Americans who would be greatly harmed by passage of the Graham-Cassidy amendment to the House-passed American Health Care Act. 
Letter Urging Vote Against Repeal of Affordable Care Act

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 the legislation drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


FY 2018 House Budget Resolution and Its Effect on Seniors

The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans.

51 Senate Senior Heroes Give GOP "Skinny Bill" A Fat Lip

America's seniors and their families have a lot of thank you calls to make to the 51 Senators who refused to pass a ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal bill that would have had disastrous consequences for millions of Americans who stood to lose their healthcare plans – and millions of seniors who were at risk of losing Medicaid coverage to pay for their nursing home bills and other long term care services and supports.

With Motion to Proceed, Senate Once Again Puts the Heath of the Poor, Old and Sick in Harm's Way

By voting in favor of the Motion to Proceed with Obamacare repeal, the Senate is once again playing Russian roulette with the health of the poor, the sick, and the elderly. None of the tangle of bills that the Senate may now consider does anything to improve healthcare for anyone.

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House GOP Recklessly Pursues Privatization of Medicare in Budget Process

Congress is targeting the health and financial well-being of America’s seniors by making yet another attempt to privatize Medicare. Yesterday the House Budget Committee passed the GOP’s FY 2018 budget resolution, which includes Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Medicare premium support” scheme – an innocuous name for turning time-tested senior health care coverage into “Coupon-Care.”

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