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Hearing on "Challenging the Status Quo: Solutions to the Hospital Observation Stay Crisis”

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 Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  These programs are the foundation of financial and health security for older Americans, but improvements are needed to ensure that beneficiaries receive the care they need and that they are protected from unwarranted out-of-pocket costs.

Letter Endorsing Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act of 2015

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act would provide Medicare coverage of a care-management planning session to help people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their family members.  The session would improve outcomes for individuals and caregivers by providing them with information about available treatments and support services, which can improve the quality of life both for the Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.  S. 857 also would ensure that a dementia diagnosis and care plan is included in an individual’s medical record so all treating physicians could better manage their care.  

Millions of Seniors -- Not Just the Wealthy -- Will Face Higher Costs In Medicare Thanks to “Doc Fix” Bill

The Senate ‘Doc Fix’ vote has traded one bad policy for another...shifting the costs of Congress’ failed Medicare payment formula for physicians to seniors who can least afford to foot that bill.  Contrary to claims by supporters, on both sides of the aisle, this ‘doc fix’ will hit millions of seniors who aren’t ‘wealthy’ by any stretch of the imagination. 

Governor Christie’s Big Plan for Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid?   Cut Benefits, Cut Benefits, Cut Benefits

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised an important speech today on the future of the nation’s most successful retirement and health security programs – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  Not surprisingly, his comments were a recitation and doubling-down on the same GOP claims that our nation can’t afford to honor its commitment to America’s workers and future retirees. Apparently, slashing pensions in New Jersey to preserve his no tax pledge isn’t enough.  Now he hopes to do the same nationwide: 

In Vogue: Boosting Social Security

It's been just over a year since the Boost Social Security Now campaign was launched to help build a national movement to strengthen Social Security and provide beneficiaries a much needed raise in benefits. After decades of protecting and defending the program from harmful, even dangerous policy proposals that could lead to benefit cuts and a weakening of the program's finances, advocates have been encouraged to see some of our Congressional leaders wrestle control of the national discourse on Social Security away from those who would prefer to see it privatized, dismantled or turned into a welfare program. 

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