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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. 


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.


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

November 29, 2021 Press Release

Piscataway, NJ — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) held a press conference in Piscataway today with local elected officials and health care advocates to highlight provisions in the Build Back Better Act that will lower prescription drug costs and make health care more affordable and accessible.

November 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today on the bicameral agreement to lower prescription drug prices for Americans in the Build Back Better Act:

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded House passage of his legislation, H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, that would lower the cost of prescription drugs. On Monday, December 16 at 11 AM, Pallone and members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation will hold a press conference at the Piscataway Senior Center to update the public on the bill’s impact.

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.