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2/10/2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political strategy to portray himself as a tough-talking-truth-teller by promising to destroy America’s retirement safety net if elected President came to a predictable conclusion today.  I say it’s predictable because Americans have worked hard to earn their Social Security and Medicare and this campaign shows they simply don’t support Christie’s slash and burn strategy.  Voters, of all political persuasions, agree Social Security and Medicare must be strengthened not cut.  That’s a powerful lesson for the remaining candidates after today’s Christie campaign suspension announcement. 

2/9/2016

It’s long past time for Congress to acknowledge the hard truth that the sky-rocketing cost of prescription drugs is hurting average Americans and our federal budget. Medicare spends billions providing Part D drug coverage each year while beneficiaries including seniors, the disabled and their families also face rising out-of-pocket costs and higher premiums. All the while, drug makers continue to reap the profits of their price gouging. 

2/3/2016

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to endorse your legislation, S. 731, the “Social Security Expansion Act.”  The National Committee commends you for introducing this legislation, which extends the solvency of both the Old-Age and Survivors and the Disability Insurance Social Security trust funds through 2074. 

2/3/2016

The 2016 election for the White House and Congress will be expensive, combative and extremely important for the future of generations of older Americans. Literally millions of American families are impacted by decisions made in Washington on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid yet these issues remain on the back-burner for many political candidates. To help arm voters with the facts, the National Committee has launched SeniorVote2016.org as a one-stop, easy to use source of information on the 2016 campaign.  

1/27/2016

As the second session of the 114th Congress begins its work, we've detailed a myriad of legislative priorities which would continue to build and strengthen Social Security and Medicare's historic legacy for current and future beneficiaries.

1/5/2016

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to enthusiastically endorse your bill, H.R. 4207, the Medicare Fair Drug Pricing Act.  Your legislation would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies when drugs lack sufficient competition. It also allows the Secretary to set a drug’s price when HHS and drug manufacturers fail to agree on one.

12/14/2015

As Congressional budget negotiators continue their work on an end-of-year spending bill, an effort to fund the vitally important World Trade Center Health Program which provides health care benefits and compensation for America’s 9-11 first responders, is being held hostage by Congressional leaders who want billions in cuts from Medicare and Medicaid to pay for it.

11/20/2015

The 2016 COLA represents the third time in the last six years that benefits have remained flat.  In the 40 years that the COLA has been available for Social Security beneficiaries, 2010, 2011 and 2016 are the only years the benefit has not been increased to preserve the purchasing power of seniors.

11/19/2015

November is National Caregiver Month.  Caregiving is especially important to women because they disproportionately provide and receive caregiving. It is estimated that 60 percent of all caregivers are women and 65 percent of all care recipients are women.

11/10/2015

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse your bill, S. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act).  Your legislation would offer Social Security beneficiaries a one-time emergency benefit payment equal to a 3.9 percent pay raise in response to no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2016.

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