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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.

6/2/2017

On May 23, 2017, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget recommendations to Congress.  This budget would drastically cut programs that benefit America’s oldest — including many vulnerable — citizens.  The President’s spending plan calls for deep reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security. 

5/26/2017

On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released an updated estimate on the budget impact of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4. 

3/8/2017

The Affordable Care Act is a highly complex piece of 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.  To follow is a summary of how the House ACA repeal legislation would undermine the enhanced health security provided to seniors and people with disabilities by the health care reform law.

2/9/2017

Medicaid is a lifeline to nearly 73 million low-income Americans, providing health insurance, assistance with Medicare premiums, long-term services and supports, and financial aid to safety net hospitals and health centers. Seniors, people with disabilities, and many from communities of color rely heavily on Medicaid benefits to survive. 
1/14/2017

Strengthening Social Security & Medicare, Opposing Privatization, Defending Affordable Care Act top NCPSSM’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.

8/15/2016

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has endorsed the Medicare Drug Savings Act (S. 1083, H.R. 2005), introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (FL) and Representative Kathy Castor (FL). This legislation would require drug manufacturers to pay rebates for the drugs used by individuals who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and for people receiving the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS). 
8/10/2016

Established in 1965, Medicaid is the largest public health insurance program in the United States, covering over 80 million people in 2014. Medicaid provides health insurance coverage to multiple low-income populations, assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries, long-term services and supports (LTSS) to seniors and people with disabilities and support to safety net hospitals and health centers.
4/16/2016

Medicaid provides public health insurance to seniors, people with disabilities and children with low incomes. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), since 2014, states can receive generous federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,724 for a family of three). Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have opted for Medicaid expansion, while several other states are exploring ways to expand their programs. States should be encouraged to expand their Medicaid programs, which would benefit low-income adults, hospitals, and local economies. An expanded Medicaid program.

2/17/2016

On February 9, 2016, President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget to Congress. This paper summarizes some of the key proposals affecting seniors. 

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