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10/19/2017

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to vote against S. Con. Res. 25, the Senate Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which would cause misery for millions of Americans.

10/13/2017

The just-announced 2.0% cost-of-living increase (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries is woefully inadequate. The 2018 COLA translates into a paltry $27 a month for the average recipient, barely enough for a prescription co-pay, a tank of gas, or a bag of groceries. 

10/13/2017

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 the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is providing health coverage for millions of children in working families.  Since the 1997 passage of CHIP, which has always received bipartisan support, the number of uninsured children has been reduced by 50 percent.

10/5/2017

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to oppose H. Con. Res. 71, the House Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution and the Republican Study Committee budget.  Instead, I ask you to support the Democratic Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus budgets. 
10/2/2017

Seniors and their advocates are cautiously breathing a sigh of relief over the failed GOP effort to bring the Graham-Cassidy bill up for a vote.  The window to pass Obamacare repeal with a simple majority as part of the 2017 budget process officially closes at midnight Sunday.  Grass roots activism by National Committee members and supporters and hundreds of like-minded groups – including courageous protesters who came to Capitol Hill in braces, crutches, and wheelchairs – helped beat back this latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  We are grateful to Senators John McCain and Susan Collins for putting principle over party and opposing the bill.

9/28/2017

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. 3111, the “Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2017.”  It is our hope that action will be taken on your legislation during the current 115th Congress.

9/27/2017

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 strong opposition to enacting legislation that reduces Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments for the purpose of offsetting spending in unrelated programs, such as the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Reauthorization bill.

9/22/2017

I am Max Richtman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and I appreciate the opportunity to submit this statement for the record.  With millions of members and supporters across America, the National Committee is a grassroots advocacy and education organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which provide health insurance to millions of older and disabled Americans – Americans who would be greatly harmed by passage of the Graham-Cassidy amendment to the House-passed American Health Care Act. 

9/20/2017

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 the legislation drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


8/2/2017

The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans.

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