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The National Committee is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nation’s health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade.


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Pulling of GOP Healthcare Bill a Victory for Seniors

Their disastrous American Health Care Act would have effectively repealed Obamacare and hurt seniors, including beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid.

Letter Opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA)

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 H. R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA is highly complex legislation that includes benefit increases for seniors, makes improvements that help to contain health care costs, and extends the solvency of the Medicare Part A trust fund.

Medicaid Cuts to Bleed Elderly, Young, Economy

National Committee President Max Richtman and Senator Bob Casey write in the Scranton, PA Times-Tribune:  “Candidate Donald Trump promised he would not touch programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security but now… he has embraced House Republicans’ extreme agenda to destroy Medicaid.”

Trump Should Do a Meals on Wheels Ride-Along

National Committee President Max Richtman’s letter to the editor of the Washington Post:  “President Trump’s skinny budget may starve the Meals on Wheels program for 2.4 million low-income seniors.”

Analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's Estimate of the House Affordable Care Act Repeal Legislation

On March 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate on the budget impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which recently passed the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees. According to CBO’s projections, over the next decade, 24 million people will lose health insurance under the proposed legislation compared to current law.

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Ryan's Revised Healthcare Bill Even Worse Than the Original

Let us not speak of pigs and lipstick, but simply say that the freshly tweaked GOP health care bill introduced last night still socks it to older Americans. In an attempt to throw bones to both moderate Republicans and Tea Partiers, Speaker Paul Ryan has come up with a revised bill that’s even worse than the original for seniors and “near seniors” (under 64 years of age).

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