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Telling the Truth about Social Security's Funding isn't "Nasty" it's Just Reality

Rather than focusing on the candidate’s plans for improving Social Security and Medicare’s long-term solvency, strengthening benefits and tackling the retirement crisis looming for millions of workers and retirees, last night’s viewers were stuck with the same old crisis calls that ‘entitlements’ are bankrupting America.

Social Security COLA Fails to Keep Pace With Costs of Being Older

Today’s announcement that there will be a tiny .3%  Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase next year means that 40 million seniors who rely on their Social Security to get by will once again find their expenses outpacing their Social Security benefit.  This continues the trend of historically low cost-of-living adjustments for seniors. Over the past eight years, the current COLA formula has led to average increases of just over 1%, with three of those years seeing no increase at all.  For the average senior, the 2017 COLA will mean an extra $4.00 per month which would barely cover the average cost of one Lipitor pill, a prescription drug frequently prescribed to seniors.  

Letter Supporting Medigap Consumer Protection Act of 2016

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse H.R. 6265, the “Medigap Consumer Protection Act of 2016.”  Your proposed legislation would improve access to Medigap for seniors and disabled individuals in the traditional Medicare program who rely on supplemental Medigap insurance coverage to pay for Medicare’s high out-of-pocket costs.  

Letter Supporting the Fair Accountability, and Innovative and Research Drug Pricing Act of 2016

On behalf of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s millions of members and supporters, I write to endorse the Fair Accountability, and Innovative and Research Drug Pricing Act of 2016, which would require drug manufacturers to be more transparent about their justification for increases in drug prices over 10 percent. Manufacturers would be required, among other things, to report their spending on a drug’s research and development as well as their profits on a drug each year since its approval.

Seniors Applaud New Legislation to Strengthen Social Security

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is proud to support the “Strengthening Social Security Act of 2016,” introduced today by Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA). She was joined today by Representatives Mike Honda (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Social Security advocates at a Capitol Hill news conference describing this important legislation.

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NCPSSM President/CEO Named 2016 Influencer in Aging

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s President/CEO, Max Richtman, has been named a “2016 Influencer in Aging” by Next Avenue, America’s online magazine for seniors.

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