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Weiss: GOP Senators Avoid Angry Constituents During July Recess

With Senate Republican leadership pulling their healthcare bill, titled “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” scheduled for a vote before the Fourth of July recess, because they were unable find 50 votes, opponents continue their lobby against an anticipated rewrite of the unpopular Senate bill.

Trump Budget Could Fray Nation’s Social Security Net, Hurt Seniors

Many aging advocates fear that Trump’s budget proposal will fray the nation’s social safety net forcing seniors to fall into poverty. 

The Fate Of 16.8 Million Medicaid Enrollees Rests On 20 GOP Senators From 14 States

The Senate is drafting a health care bill that could erase hundreds of billions in Medicaid funding.

KXLF TV Covers National Committee Endorsement of Quist in Montana Special Election

Max Richtman the President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare or NCPSSM was also in attendance Wednesday. 

Senior Advocates Turn Out for Rep Yoho Town Hall in FL to Demonstrate Against Benefit Cuts

Mary Savage an NCPSSM volunteer displays her sign to Protect Medicare and Social Security.

Grassley Can Help Create Firewall Against Medicare, Medicaid Cuts

The future of Medicare and Medicaid may depend on Sen. Charles Grassley.

Letter to Deseret News: “Voters Will Punish Elected Leaders who Tamper with Social Security and Medicare”

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

THE HILL: Dems Hoping GOP Will Turn Off Seniors

While President Trump won over 52 % of seniors in November, Democrats are hoping that Trump and congressional Republicans are providing the party with openings around issues such as healthcare and his budget proposal that can be used to win older voters back.

McCain Can Stop Cuts to Seniors' Health Care

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.

Collins: I Can’t Vote for GOP Health Bill in Current Form

Politico: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Thursday said she couldn’t back the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, an expected — if crucial — defection for Republicans trying to corral enough votes to enact a repeal bill.

Letter to NY Times Magazine on New Working Class

Your definition of the New Working Class (Magazine, February 26, 2017), while correct in the sense that service employees can be considered today’s “blue collar” workers, is overly narrow. We believe that anyone who earns a wage should be considered part of the new working class, whether they sit at a computer, teach schoolchildren, serve lattes or lay pipe.


Yes, Trump Scammed Many of His Working-Class Supporters

The GOP plan, which replaces Obamacare’s subsidies with a tax credit scheme, ends up offering less financial assistance to older, lower-income Americans, particularly in rural areas where premiums are higher — groups that tended to support Trump. On top of that, the plan would permit for higher premiums on older Americans.

Sen. Collins Must Stand Against Efforts to Harm Medicare

Portland Press Herald - 2/27/2017 "She is one of a handful of Senate Republicans who could serve as a firewall against harmful changes to a program that 306,000 Maine seniors and people with disabilities rely upon." Read More

The Dangers of Cutting Future Retirement Benefits for the Young

The dim retirement outlook for today’s young people means the smart play is to expand benefits. That can be achieved easily by lifting the cap on wages subject to payroll taxes. Read More









       


   

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House GOP Recklessly Pursues Privatization of Medicare in Budget Process

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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