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The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
Leading Seniors Advocate Joins Rep. Larson, Sen. Blumenthal on Legislation to Boost Social Security Benefits

U.S. Representative John Larson (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be joined by Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to discuss the Social Security 2100 Act on Monday March 30, 2015 in West Hartford.  
Statement on House Passage of Doc Fix Bill

Contrary to claims by supporters, on both sides of the aisle, this ‘doc fix’ does not impact only ‘wealthy seniors’. Millions of beneficiaries who depend on a Medigap plan to help pay their health care bills – no matter their income -- will be hit with higher costs. Given that 46% of all Medigap policy holders had incomes of $30,000 or less, it’s clear this deal impacts far more than the wealthy, as the bill’s proponents have claimed.  What’s more, Medicare beneficiaries will be forced to contribute nearly $60 billion in premiums over the next decade to replace the SGR.
Congress Targets Social Security with Fast-Track Commission Plan

Legislation introduced in the House by Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) would create a Social Security Commission designed to fast-track reforms and insulate Members of Congress from the public backlash over harmful benefit cuts that co-sponsor Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) says the commission will consider, including: raising the retirement age, means testing and the Chained CPI.
Letter to House Opposing H.Con.Res 27

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to oppose H. Con. Res. 27, the House Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution, currently being considered by the House of Representatives. This budget, introduced by House Committee on the Budget Chairman Tom Price, would be devastating to today's seniors and future retirees, people with disabilities, spouses, survivors and children due to the proposed changes it makes to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Supplemental Security Income.
Seniors Oppose Doc-Fix “Compromise” That Sticks Them  With Higher Medicare Costs

In a letter sent to the House of Representatives today, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President/CEO, Max Richtman, applauded efforts to permanently replace the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to determine Medicare payments to physicians and other providers.  However, the National Committee expressed strong opposition to plans to pay for nearly half of the offsets in the bill by increasing costs for Medicare beneficiaries. 

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