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Public Policy: Older Americans
5/12/2017

I am writing on behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to oppose the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) proposal to erase lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults from the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).  The ACL’s original and corrected notices in the Federal Register do not provide any information or explanation for ACL’s proposal.
1/14/2017

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

4/25/2016

The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted in 1965, supports a range of home and community-based services, such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support. These programs help seniors stay as independent as possible in their homes and communities. In addition, OAA services help seniors avoid hospitalization and nursing home care and, as a result, save federal and state funds that otherwise would be spent on such care.

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.


   

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Congress is targeting the health and financial well-being of America’s seniors by making yet another attempt to privatize Medicare. Yesterday the House Budget Committee passed the GOP’s FY 2018 budget resolution, which includes Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Medicare premium support” scheme – an innocuous name for turning time-tested senior health care coverage into “Coupon-Care.”

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