Seniors Dodge Devastation of Balanced Budget Amendment

“Social Security and Medicare were spared a terrible fate today when House leadership was unable to pressure 2/3 of their colleagues to vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. The BBA would have prevented Social Security and Medicare Part A from using trust fund reserves to pay benefits for millions of[…]

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[…]

FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Letter

March 14, 2018 The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen Chairman Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Committee[…]

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[…]

What You Need to Know About the New Medicare Cards

Background – New Medicare Cards Are Coming Soon The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has long advocated for the removal of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards. Thankfully, legislation calling for this change was enacted in 2015 and is now scheduled to be implemented starting this spring. The current Medicare card[…]

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[…]