About NCPSSM

The National Committee is dedicated to protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for all communities and generations.

Let’s Protect Social Security & Medicare On November 8th

It is no exaggeration to say that the nation's two most important programs for seniors—Social Security and Medicare—are on the line in this November's elections. This is not a matter of nuance; it's truly existential. Whichever party controls Congress will influence whether Social Security and Medicare will continue as we know them—or be weakened and privatized.

NCPSSM Endorses Nevada Democrats as Bulwark Against GOP Attacks on Social Security & Medicare

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare officially endorsed all 3 Democratic members of Nevada’s congressional delegation for re-election.  During a virtual event on Thursday, NCPSSM President and CEO Max Richtman declared the organization’s support for Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, and Susie Lee as champions for seniors, with the three members participating live from Nevada.

8.7% Social Security COLA is Highest in Four Decades, But Seniors Need a Better Inflation Formula

The Social Security Administration SSA announced this morning that Social Security benefits will increase 8.7 % in 2023 --- the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in four decades. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

Bill to Repeal Social Security WEP & GPO Advances Out of Committee

A bill to repeal two largely unpopular rules affecting some public sector workers’ ability to collect Social Security benefits was reported out of the House Ways & Means committee today. The Social Security Fairness Act was introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), and currently has more than 290 cosponsors from both parties.
2022-09-21T09:50:26-04:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Congress, Democrats, Rep. John Larson, Republicans, Social Security|

NCPSSM Celebrates New Drug Pricing Law at White House with President Biden, Advocates

National Committee President Max Richtman and other advocates joined President Biden at the White House on Tuesday for a celebration of the new law reducing prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries, the Inflation Reduction Act.  The event, held on the South Lawn, was attended by members of Congress, administration officials, and representatives of seniors’ groups including AARP, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, and the seniors’ council of the Democratic National Committee.
2022-09-15T10:17:02-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Congress, Democrats, Joe Biden, Max Richtman, Medicare, Prescription Drug Prices|

Over the Counter Hearing Aids Could Be a Winner for Seniors

On August 16th, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule establishing a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.  This will allow people with 'mild to moderate' hearing loss to buy hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers.  Consumers will not need an exam, prescription or a fitting by an audiologist.
2022-09-12T10:36:57-04:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: Congress, hearing care, Medicare, President Biden|
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