Letter Endorsing Protecting Medicare from Excessive Price Increases Act

March 7, 2018 The Honorable Sander Levin U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Levin: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse, H.R. 5150, the “Protecting Medicare from Excessive Price Increases Act.” This[…]

The President’s FY 2019 Budget – It Literally Leaves Seniors in the Cold

On February 12, 2018, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget recommendations to Congress. This budget would drastically cut programs that benefit America’s oldest — including many vulnerable — citizens. The President’s spending plan calls for deep reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security. It also[…]

Trump’s 2019 Budget Shortchanges the Elderly, Poor, and Disabled

President Trump released an FY 2019 budget today proposing deep spending reductions for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and myriad other federal programs that help older Americans, the poor, and people with disabilities. “This budget once again lays bare the Trump administration’s terribly misguided priorities. In the wake of massive tax cuts for[…]

Hollow Victory For The Gop Is A Loss For Seniors, Working Americans

Congressional Republicans have just pulled off the biggest heist in American history – transferring trillions of dollars of wealth to the rich and profitable corporations at the expense of working and middle class Americans. By ramming this ill-considered legislation through Congress in a reckless manner, GOP members of Congress put partisanship over people and donors[…]

Senate Republicans Hand Expensive Holiday Present to Those With Everything

“Senate Republicans have just given the wealthy and multi-national corporations an early Christmas present by passing the Trump/GOP tax plan, while leaving a lump of coal for seniors and almost everyone else. The president and his party in Congress are asking the poor, middle class, and elderly to pick up the tab for trillions of[…]

Seniors, Working Class Will Pay for the Price of House GOP Tax Bill

“By passing their Robin Hood-in-Reverse tax legislation today, House Republicans have sent a crystal-clear message: the elderly, disabled, poor, and working class are no longer part of the GOP’s vision for America. This craven giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations at the expense of everyone else flies in the face of public opinion, basic[…]

GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger Devastating Cut to Medicare

“In their rush to enact a reckless tax bill, Congressional Republicans have overlooked a provision in federal budgetary law that would have immediate and devastating consequences for Medicare. Because the GOP tax plan blows a hole in the deficit, it would trigger automatic budget cuts under the little-known “PAYGO law” – including a $25 billion[…]

President Trump’s HHS Nomination A Bitter Pill for Seniors

“The resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price in September presented an opportunity for President Trump to select a nominee who would champion quality, affordable health care for all Americans, including seniors. Instead, he has tapped a former Big Pharma executive, Alex Azar. This is an ironic choice for a President who has pledged to lower[…]

FY 2018 House Budget Resolution and Its Effect on Seniors

The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans. The House Budget Resolution for FY 2018, H. Con. Res. 71, introduced by House Budget Committee Chairwoman[…]

House Leadership Recklessly Pursues Privatization of Medicare in Budget Process

Other Proposed Cuts in GOP’s 2018 Budget Will Hit Seniors Especially Hard Congress is targeting the health and financial well-being of America’s seniors by making yet another attempt to privatize Medicare. Today the House Budget Committee is marking up the GOP’s FY 2018 budget resolution, which includes Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Medicare premium support” scheme –[…]