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Trump Favors Big Pharma Profits Over Seniors Prescription Drug Savings

If early reporting is correct, President Trump intends to break a major campaign promise to seniors today by failing to call for Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices with Big Pharma. While the President’s new plan to curtail drug costs reportedly contains some productive measures – including requiring insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) who act as middlemen to pass manufacturer rebates onto consumers and limiting reimbursement for Medicare outpatient drugs beyond the rate of inflation – the failure to empower Medicare to bring prescription prices down is a glaring omission, but not a surprising one.

North Baltimore Social Security Office Among a String of Locations Set to Close

The Social Security Administration office at the Rotunda in North Baltimore is scheduled to close next month, the latest in a recent string of field office closures decried by activists and lawmakers.

Advocates Rally to Stop Social Security Office Closing in Arlington, VA

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare joined the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and other advocates to protest the scheduled closing of the Social Security Administration field office in Arlington, VA.  The Social Security Administration plans to close the office on June 21, 2018.  Protesters gathered in 90-degree heat in front of the high-rise office building at 1401 Wilson Boulevard with signs reading “Keep SSA open,” and chanting, “Social Security is our fight!  Social Security is our right!”

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