National Committee Urges Four GOP Senators to Serve As Firewall Against Medicare Cuts

Calls upon McCain, Collins, Grassley and Alexander to Protect Commitment to Beneficiaries As one of the nation’s leading advocates for seniors, The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has called upon four Republican Senators to serve as a “firewall” against harmful changes to Medicare. National Committee President and CEO Max Richtman sent letters[…]

House GOP Votes to Gut Medicaid, Weaken Medicare & Put Seniors’ healthcare at Risk

House GOP Votes to Gut Medicaid, Weaken Medicare & Put Seniors’ healthcare at Risk The National Committee strongly condemns the American Health Care Act (AHCA) just passed by the House, which needlessly puts the healthcare of millions of older Americans in jeopardy. “Despite the bill’s name, risking the health of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens[…]

Older Americans Month — slashing funds for our seniors is the wrong thing to do

May is Older Americans Month, but the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans are putting a serious damper on the celebration. Yes, candidate Trump promised not to touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But his administration has been actively undermining those pledges. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney — who once called Social Security a Ponzi scheme —[…]

A Dangerous New Year for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Posted on 1/4/2017 At a family gathering over the holidays in Florida, the conversation inevitably turned to politics.  Some of the seniors at the table who voted for Trump expressed their certainty that no one in Washington will really touch their earned benefits.  “Trump’s not going to let the Congress cut Social Security,” said a[…]

Advocates Gear Up for Medicare Battle on Capitol Hill

Posted on December 7, 2016 The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare participated  today in the delivery of over 1,000,000 petition signatures demanding that Congress “keep its hands off of Medicare.”  National Committee President and CEO Max Richtman joined Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic Reps.Ted Deutch,[…]