Trump Administration Turns Its Back on Older Americans in 2020 Budget

Proposed Spending Plan Would Slash Social Safety Net Programs “President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal shortchanges seniors by slashing $845 billion from Medicare, cutting $25 billion from Social Security Disability Insurance, and gutting Medicaid by 1.5 trillion. And, to push the heads of seniors further under water, the White House budget also proposes to eliminate federal[…]

Understanding Medigap Policies

About 25 percent of seniors in traditional Medicare are also enrolled in private supplemental coverage known as Medigap to help insulate themselves from high out-of-pocket costs. Absent Medigap coverage, beneficiaries must pay the full deductibles and coinsurance for Part A (hospital) and Part B (physician and outpatient) services. In addition, unlike most employer-sponsored health insurance,[…]

With John Dingell’s Passing, Seniors Mourn a Lifelong Champion

“American seniors have lost a lifelong champion in the passing of former Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of the U.S. Congress. He presided over the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in the House chamber in 1965, guaranteeing the right to health care for low income and older Americans. During nearly sixty years of[…]

Seniors Ask President to Prescribe Strategy for Lower Part D Drug Prices

State of the Union Should Include Priorities for Older Americans Seniors struggling with soaring health care and prescription drug costs deserve re-assurance that the White House is actually on their side. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare urges that President Trump use his State of the Union speech to do just that.[…]

National Committee PAC Propels Social Security and Medicare Champions to Victory

Endorsements by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare PAC helped propel champions of American seniors to victory – and recapture the majority in the House of Representatives. Of the more than 90 candidates for Congress and statewide offices endorsed by the National Committee PAC, 75 were victorious (with 4 results currently outstanding).[…]

Larry Kudlow Re-Affirms Trump/GOP Commitment to Cutting Social Security & Medicare

“In case there was any doubt that the White House and Congressional Republicans still want to cut Americans’ earned benefits, chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow just confirmed it. Kudlow told CNBC Monday that ‘everybody’s going to look at entitlements’ next year. This aligns with comments from National Republican Congressional Committee chair, Rep. Steve Stivers, and[…]

Seniors Relieved as America’s Privatizer-In-Chief Heads for the Exit

“House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress lifts a very dark cloud that has hung over older Americans for nearly two decades. During that time, Speaker Ryan has been the Privatizer-in-Chief on Capitol Hill – advocating to turn Medicare into a voucher program and to gamble retirees’ Social Security benefits on the whims of Wall[…]