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Max Richtman

Max Richtman

Max Richtman is president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He is former staff director at the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Articles by this author

 

Will Privatization Force Traditional Medicare Out of Business?

Traditional Medicare needs to remain a robust and viable option for seniors, which means keeping profiteers out of the system.

Max Richtman ·


Let's Honor Social Security's Anniversary by Boosting Seniors' Benefits

This is a historic opportunity for Congress to take action for the people—and build upon the foundation of Social Security that President Roosevelt began eight-six years ago.

Max Richtman ·


This Is the Moment to Rebuild America's Middle Class

As a nation, we can’t move forward unless everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

Max Richtman ·


This Older Americans Month, Let's Recommit to America's Seniors

Older Americans cannot fill their vital role in society without basic security—the peace of mind of knowing that they can pay their bills and have access to affordable health care and prescription drugs.

Max Richtman ·


Biden Presidency Opens Window to Expand & Strengthen Social Security

Without Social Security, 38% of elderly Americans would fall into poverty.

Max Richtman ·


On Its 85th Anniversary, 'No Damn Politician' Should Be Allowed To Scrap Social Security

On this anniversary, we must renew our commitment to preserving and expanding Social Security in the face of these relentless efforts to undermine it.

Max Richtman ·


Trump, USPS and Seniors

Refusing to bolster the United States Postal Service in its time of need is nothing short of a betrayal of American seniors, who are more reliant upon the US Postal Service than any other age group.

Max Richtman ·


It's Time for Millionaires to Contribute Their Fair Share to Social Security

Some of America’s wealthiest recognize the inherent unfairness in the system. 

Max Richtman ·

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