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The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
New Legislation to “Reform” Social Security Must Be Stopped

The first salvo in the War on the Working Class has been fired by House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX).  At the tail end of the lame duck Congress, Rep. Johnson has introduced legislation that would slash earned Social Security benefits.  His Social Security Reform Act of 2016 would irreparably harm the nearly 60 million Americans who currently depend on Social Security as well as future beneficiaries. 

Letter to President-Elect Trump

As you move forward from the celebration to the hard work of transition, I would ask you to consider that while many Americans may want our nation’s political structure to change, numerous bi-partisan polls and surveys have shown that Americans do not support changes in vital programs like Social Security and Medicare which target already modest benefits.

Medicare Privatization Tops the GOP Agenda

Well, that didn’t take long.  Just days after the election and already the GOP has confirmed, what we’ve been warning for months.  Destroying traditional Medicare in favor of a privatized CouponCare system is at the top of the Republican agenda.  In fact, they want it to happen as soon as next year. 

The Trump Conundrum: He Can’t Keep His Promise to Seniors While Also Repealing Obamacare

Donald Trump made a lot of promises to the American people during the Presidential campaign.  For seniors, who supported him overwhelmingly, none was more important that his promise “not to touch” middle-class benefits in Social Security and Medicare.  There’s no doubt his political calculus during this campaign accurately tapped in to a core middle-class value.

Telling the Truth about Social Security's Funding isn't "Nasty" it's Just Reality

Rather than focusing on the candidate’s plans for improving Social Security and Medicare’s long-term solvency, strengthening benefits and tackling the retirement crisis looming for millions of workers and retirees, last night’s viewers were stuck with the same old crisis calls that ‘entitlements’ are bankrupting America.

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Advocates Gear Up for Medicare Battle on Capitol Hill

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare participated today in the delivery of over 1,000,000 petition signatures demanding that Congress “keep its hands off of Medicare.” National Committee President and CEO Max Richtman joined Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic Reps.Ted Deutch, Jan Schakowsky, and Tony Cárdenas in presenting the petitions on Capitol Hill this morning.

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