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4/20/2017

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.

4/12/2017

Missing from the Post’s reporting is the fact that most applicants for Social Security disability benefits are denied. Less than 40 percent of adult applicants are approved under the strict disability standard. Many are terminally ill.

4/5/2017

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare enthusiastically endorses the Social Security 2100 Act, which was introduced today in the U.S. House by Congressman John Larson (D-CT-1).  The bill would keep Social Security solvent into the next century while increasing benefits and cost-of-living adjustments --- and giving millions of seniors a tax break.

4/3/2017

The future of Medicare and Medicaid may depend on Sen. Charles Grassley. He is one of a handful of Senate Republicans who could serve as a firewall against harmful changes to these crucial programs that Iowa seniors rely upon.

3/31/2017

According to a new poll commissioned by our organization, 79% of likely voters support increasing – not cutting – Social Security benefits.

3/29/2017

The future of Medicare and Medicaid may depend on John McCain. He is one of a handful of Senate Republicans who could serve as a firewall against harmful changes to this crucial program that Arizona seniors rely upon.

3/24/2017

Their disastrous American Health Care Act would have effectively repealed Obamacare and hurt seniors, including beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid.

3/22/2017

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.

3/21/2017

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.”

3/20/2017

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.”

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New Bill in U.S. House Boosts Social Security Benefits, Keeps System Solvent for Decades

Legislation just introduced in the U.S. House would put extra money in Social Security beneficiaries’ pockets while keeping the system solvent through the rest of this century. Rep. John Larson’s Social Security 2100 Act does all of that and something more: It gives lie to the myth that Social Security is going bankrupt and the only way to fix it is by cutting benefits.

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