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  • Medicare Prescription Drug Negotiations Legislation

    November 19, 2018: Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act, H.R. 6505 on July 25, 2018. This legislation will require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate drug pric Read More >

  • The TPP and Prescription Drugs

    December 02, 2015: The United States has concluded negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and on November 5, 2015, President Obama released the text of the agreement. This started a 90-day period for public review before Con Read More >

  • Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – Prescription Drugs

    November 17, 2015: The United States has concluded negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and on November 5, 2015, President Obama released the text of the agreement. This started a 90-day period for public review before Con Read More >

  • President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

    March 08, 2018: On February 12, 2018, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2019 budget to Congress.  Congress is not expected to act on his recommendations, because the House and Senate reached an agreement on a two-year spending deal e Read More >

  • 2018 Social Security and Medicare Factsheet

    January 17, 2018: Social Security and Medicare Factsheet The Many Faces of Social Security Nearly 173 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes. Nearly 62 million people receive monthly Social Security benef Read More >

  • Trumpcare – Latest Proposal and its Impact on Seniors

    September 20, 2017: Republicans will vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the week of September 25th.  If it passes, more than 32 million Americans will lose health coverage. The bill will pool all federal h Read More >

  • 2017 Social Security and Medicare Factsheet

    February 06, 2017: Social Security and Medicare Factsheet The Many Faces of Social Security Nearly 171 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes. Nearly 61 million people receive monthly Social Security benefi Read More >

  • If the Affordable Care Act is Repealed, What Happens to Medicare and Seniors?

    December 14, 2016: End to Free Annual Wellness Exams   Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare allowed for a one-time free check-up when seniors first joined the Medicare program.  The ACA has provided free annual wellness exams for se Read More >

  • Social Security & Medicare Current Facts & Figures 2016

    January 21, 2016: The Many Faces of Social Security Nearly 165 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes. Nearly 59 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits, including: 42.5 million receive retirem Read More >

  • The Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act

    December 08, 2015:   Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has introduced a bill, S. 2251, to provide a one-time payment to seniors and disabled Social Security beneficiaries, veterans, railroad retirees and individuals receiving Supplemental Securi Read More >

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