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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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Supreme Court Decision Bad News for Seniors Who Depend on Home Health Care Providers

Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn could have devastating effects on America’s home health system by driving down already low wages and reducing the basic rights of workers in one of our nation’s fastest growing job sectors – home health services. 
SAME Act Provides Social Security Equity for Same-Sex Couples and their Families

One year ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Windsor ruling in the Defense of Marriage Act providing benefits to legally married same-sex married couples.  Since then, federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration have been working to define benefits eligibility for millions of Americans. 
NC Endorses Rep Braley's "Senior Access to Social Security Act 2014"

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to express our support for your bill, the “Seniors Access to Social Security Act of 2014,” which directs the Commissioner of Social Security to continue to make Social Security number (SSN) printouts and benefit verification letters available at the agency’s local field offices for at least an additional year.
Senate Testimony Opposing Service Reductions at SSA

The National Committee is committed to protecting and improving Social Security.  Social Security is a program that touches the lives of virtually all Americans.  More than many other federal programs, Social Security does exactly what it was designed to do by providing basic income protection to 38 million retired people, 9 million people with disabilities, as well as to 6.2 million widows, widowers and the surviving children of deceased workers. 
National Senior’s Advocate Honored for Lifetime Commitment to Strengthening Social Safety Net

Each year, Americans for Democratic Action, the organization co-founded by Eleanor Roosevelt to keep FDR’s New Deal dream alive, honors their former counsel Winn Newman with an award in his name. The Winn Newman Equality award honors those who, like Winn, are fighting for equality in America.  The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s President, Max Richtman, has been chosen as the 2014 Winn Newman honoree. 

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