Last updated on: 9/1/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“For the first time in history, the promise of universal health insurance that began with the creation of Medicare in 1965 will expand beyond seniors and the disabled to include all Americans. At the same time, Medicare will become stronger and more affordable for both seniors and the federal government. Seniors will enjoy expanded benefits and better medical care. And a health care system driven by insurance companies and their need for greater profits will truly become one where patients and their doctors can make the best informed decisions about their health care needs…

As with any legislation, the health reform bill is not perfect. But it is an important beginning toward making health insurance more affordable while improving the quality of care Americans receive…”

“Seniors and Health Care Reform: Separating Truth from Fiction – How Reform Will Strengthen Medicare and Expand Benefits for Seniors,” ncpssm.org, Mar. 2010

Description:

“The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) was founded in 1982 by former Congressman James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who signed the Social Security Act into law. Two additional leaders of prominence have also headed the organization; from 1989 – 2001, former Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Martha A. McSteen, and the current President and CEO, former Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly, appointed in 2002.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is the nation’s leading advocacy group that fights to protect Social Security and Medicare. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization representing the views of millions of members and supporters nationwide.”

“Our History,” www.ncpssm.org (accessed Aug. 27, 2010)

Mission:

“The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff.

The efforts of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.”

“Mission Statement,” www.ncpssm.org (accessed Aug. 27, 2010)

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Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?