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Broadcasts2018-09-05T15:46:18+00:00

Social Security

Social Security is a complex puzzle with lots of different pieces.  There are many aspects of Social Security, not just the how and when to file for benefits, but what’s happening with Cost of Living Increases, why some in Congress would like to privatize Social Security and what the program’s long term solvency outlook is to name a few. We discuss with local media what this means for you.

Medicare

For people 65 and over, Medicare is a life line.  This crucial health insurance program is enormously important to all older Americans but every year, certain things change. Whether it’s a premium increase, news about a new benefit or the latest on the price of prescription drugs, we speak to local media to keep you up to date.

Retirement Security

Perhaps the most crucial element of a reasonably comfortable retirement is knowing that you have enough income every month to meet your needs. However, economic issues over the past few decades have made the retirement calculus more complex for many people. Many people have not been able to save enough to retire comfortably.  Listen here to examine the issue.

Legislation

One of the most important aspects of the National Committee’s mission is talking to Members of Congress and their staffs about the impact of legislation that they are considering. We also discuss these impacts with the news media so that listeners will understand how this legislation will affect them.

Politics and Your Earned Benefits

Whether its attempts to undermine the ACA, privatize Social Security or turn Medicare into a voucher program, today’s political environment in Washington is a battlefield of ideas. The National Committee is on the front lines every day, fighting to keep your earned benefits from being diminished by those whose agenda would weaken these programs. Here we discuss our efforts to stop harmful proposals and promote ones that help seniors.

The Affordable Care Act

The ACA, Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Whatever you wish to call it, the ACA has made some very beneficial changes for Medicare beneficiaries.  Attempts by the Congress to undermine or repeal the law altogether have met with resistance by many groups, including the National Committee.  We discuss our attempts to stop Congress from undermining the ACA and point out the many improvements to Medicare that save money for everyone.

Medical Advances

Call them the gifts that keep on giving. Medical advances can be a new discovery or an improvement on older technology that makes it more accessible. Here we discuss some that benefit seniors.

Stop the War on the Working Class

Whether it’s an attempt to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits under the guise of “Entitlement Reform” or using tax cuts to jack up the budget deficit, every day Americans are under siege.  Saving for retirement is made more difficult by decades of stagnant pay and wage discrimination. The National Committee is committed to fighting this trend through education and advocacy.

Public Opinion

You know what you think, but what does the rest of the country think about Social Security and Medicare? Listen in to see how well Americans support the earned benefits they’ve paid for throughout a lifetime of work in nationwide polls that we’ve commissioned.

Television

President and CEO Max Richtman has appeared on numerous television broadcasts to discuss Social Security and Medicare.