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

These customer service issues erode confidence in the system, leaving Social Security vulnerable to benefit cuts that opponents of the program have been advocating. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Thursday, December 06, 2018
New Legislation Would Clamp Down On Social Security Field Office Closing
Closing Social Security field offices can cause undue hardship for claimants, yet the Social Security Administration (SSA) has shuttered 67 of them since 2010 . Seniors advocates have recently intensified their efforts to push back against field office closures. Those efforts may finally gain some...
Read more
Views
Friday, October 26, 2018
Voters Face a Simple Choice: Expand Social Security and Medicare, or Watch GOP Eviscerate Them Both
Do older Americans want bigger Social Security checks and expanded Medicare coverage – or do they want their benefits cut? That is the fundamental question for seniors and their families with less than two weeks until the mid-term elections. The majority party in Congress has proposed time and...
Read more
Expand Social Security Views
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Social Security: An Economic Engine That Benefits Everyone
Mention Social Security and most people immediately think of the monthly checks received by the program’s 62 million beneficiaries. Each day we see and hear how retirement, disability and survivor benefits keep people afloat and prevent them from falling into poverty. (Nearly half of beneficiaries...
Read more