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Policy Symposium Brings Together the Nation’s Leading Experts on Retirement Security

The economic impact of this retirement deficit is far-reaching and could imperil generations of Americans.  That’s why the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, in partnership with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University, are hosting a thought leadership symposium on the critical issue of Retirement Security.

Seniors Groups Urge Congress to Stop 2016 Medicare Hike

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. We are writing to urge you to advance a solution to mitigate projected increases to Medicare Part B premiums and the Part B deductible in 2016. According to the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report, Part B premiums will increase by 52%—up to $159.30 per month from $104.90—for 30% of beneficiaries. The trustees also predict that this increase will be accompanied by a hike in the Part B deductible—up to $223 from $147.

Congressional Budget Deal: Good or Bad News for Seniors?

This fall, must-pass legislation will provide opportunities for Congress and the President to strengthen and/or harm the economic and health security of over 50 million older Americans.  Before they leave for recess in December, Congress faces bill approval deadlines to avoid a government shutdown, a default, and to extend transportation funding and certain tax breaks. As part of the annual appropriations process, a deal will be sought to mitigate the full return of the “sequester” – automatic across-the-board limitations on defense and non-defense discretionary spending.  Some or all of the bills that must be passed by the end of the year could be combined into a single legislative vehicle if a larger agreement can be made between the President and Congressional leaders.     

Letter Endorsing The Prescription Drug Affordability Act

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to endorse S. 2023, “The Prescription Drug Affordability Act.”  The National Committee thanks you for your leadership in introducing this legislation. This bill offers a comprehensive response to the pressing issue of sharply rising drug costs, which threatens consumer access to affordable medicines and strains the financing of Medicare and Medicaid.

What Would FDR Say About Social Security’s 80th Anniversary?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt remains one of America’s most popular Presidents for good reason. FDR successfully led us through a world war and a depression.  His legacy lives today in many ways but especially in the creation of one of America’s most successful income security programs...Social Security.

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