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Seniors

Congressman Pallone is committed to protecting the programs that seniors rely on, like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, while also making them stronger and more secure. 

Medicare

Congressman Pallone opposes Republican efforts to end the Medicare guarantee and provide vouchers to seniors. Turning Medicare seniors over to private insurance companies would break the underlying promise of the system and ultimately end up costing seniors more.

Medicaid

He also opposed block granting Medicaid funding to states because of the impact on nursing homes and home health care.Medicaid is the financing mechanism for most nursing home patients and the quality of nursing home care would severely suffer.


Social Security

Congress created Social Security as a promise to Americans that they or their loved ones would have a source of income when they retired, were widowed, or disabled. For the past 75 years, it has lived up to this promise. Congressman Pallone opposes all efforts to privatize Social Security

Congressman Pallone is a cosponsor of H.R. 1902 – Social Security 2100 Act (Larsen, D-CT) which would provide a modest across the board benefit increase andadjust for a more robust cost of living formula.. He also supports H.R. 1205 – Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions from social security benefits.

 

 

More on Seniors

May 2, 2018 Press Release

Edison, N.J. – Today, at a roundtable discussion with aging and disability advocates at the JFK Adult Medical Day Program in Edison, New Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released a proposal to create a new Medicare long-term care benefit.

March 23, 2015 Press Release

On ACA Anniversary, Highlights Threats Posed to Medicare by GOP Budget

March 11, 2015 Press Release

Participated in 13th Annual March for Meals Campaign

June 2, 2014 Press Release

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Today, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

May 6, 2013 Press Release
Congressman calls for an end to across the board GOP spending cuts hitting Meals on Wheels
August 14, 2012 Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today released the following statement to mark the 77th anniversary of the Social Security Act being signed into law, thus providing millions of seniors with retirement security:

April 20, 2012 Press Release

BELMAR, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) met with seniors at Matisse in Belmar, NJ to discuss the future of Medicare, Social Security and the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The lawmakers also talked about Republican efforts to end the Medicare guarantee and reopen the Medicare Part D “donut hole” by repealing the ACA.  Pallone and Menendez were joined by Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty. 

February 1, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC –  Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), delivered the following statement on the House Floor during a debate over the CommunityLiving Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS Act).  Congressman Pallone sponsored the CLASS Act in the House along with the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  The landmark program was created to provide long-term medical care for seniors, the disabled and those with special needs.