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National Committee Condemns Reckless and Cruel GOP Healthcare Bill

The National Committee strongly condemns the American Health Care Act (AHCA) just passed by the House, which needlessly puts the healthcare of millions of older Americans in jeopardy. “Despite the bill’s name, risking the health of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens to give the wealthy an $880 billion tax cut is tremendously uncaring --- and does not reflect real American values,” says Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “In modifying the original AHCA bill to give reluctant Republicans political cover, the House leadership made a bad piece of legislation even worse.”

Letter Opposing The American Health 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 Representatives Tom MacArthur and Mark Meadows’s and Representative Fred Upton’s respective amendments to H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and to oppose the underlying bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Repealing the Social Security Payroll Tax: A Terrible Idea

Media reports have been circulating in Washington for the last few weeks that the Trump Administration is considering a proposal to eliminate the payroll tax.  Since this tax is used exclusively to fund Social Security and Medicare, its elimination would be tantamount either to ending these two vitally important programs or converting them into welfare programs where retirees’ benefits would be subject to the whims of Congress and the vagaries of the legislative process. 

Older Americans Month — Slashing Funds for our Seniors is the Wrong Thing to Do

May is Older Americans Month, but the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans are putting a serious damper on the celebration. Yes, candidate Trump promised not to touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

KXLF TV Covers National Committee Endorsement of Quist in Montana Special Election

Max Richtman the President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare or NCPSSM was also in attendance Wednesday. The two talked about the need for Social Security in Montana as the NCPSSM says that over 200,000 Montanans benefit from Social Security and 148,000 benefit from Medicare.

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Paul Ryan's Medicare Privatization Scheme Edging Closer to Reality

Paul Ryan’s dystopian dream of privatizing Medicare may soon come true. At least he seems to think so. In an interview with right-wing Wisconsin radio host Vicki McKenna, the House Speaker said that Medicare “reform” is coming to the Capitol this Spring. “I’m pretty sure the budget committee in the House will pass that on in the House Republican budget,” Ryan said. In fact, House Budget Committee Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has already promised to include Medicare privatization in the budget process later this month. This is scary news for millions of current and future retirees.

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