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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Seniors and Retirement Security

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December 13, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen Joe Courtney (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and 88 House Democrats urged President Obama to reject House Republican efforts to raise the Medicare eligibility age during ongoing debt negotiations.

December 13, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that, since the beginning of 2011, his office has helped return $2,663,528 to eastern Connecticut citizens who were owed Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits, tax refunds and other payments from the federal government. Since Courtney’s arrival in Congress in 2007, his casework staff has helped thousands of constituents cut through bureaucratic red tape and work with government agencies.

December 7, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today 102 members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to take cuts to Social Security off the table in the current budget negotiations.

November 29, 2012 Op-Ed
​As we near the edge of the fiscal cliff, Medicare — the health insurance program for America’s seniors and disabled— is in the crosshairs. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan authored a budget that called for Medicare to be turned into a voucher program. Others have called for new co-pays for skilled nursing or home health care.
October 16, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Social Security Administration today announced a 1.7-percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2013. The COLA will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2012.

July 26, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in the first six months of 2012, eastern Connecticut seniors saved $3,005,849 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act. The number of beneficiaries receiving assistance as well as the total amount of assistance will continue to grow throughout the year as more eastern Connecticut seniors hit the donut hole.

June 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act:

“Today’s ruling is a landmark moment in the fight for stable, secure health coverage for all Americans. Congress debated, the Supreme Court decided, and now the implementation of the Affordable Care Act can move forward.

June 8, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC—The Connecticut Congressional delegation voiced its support today for a $75 million federal loan the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded to HealthyCT.  The loan enables HealthyCT to launch a new non-profit, consumer-driven health insurance company, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP.  Because HealthyCT is a non-profit, any profit will be invested back into the plan, keeping premiums affordable and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care for people across Connecticut. 

May 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today joined with U.S. Reps. Joe Heck, D.O. (R-NV) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) to introduce bipartisan legislation to permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and set out a clear path toward comprehensive reforms of Medicare payment and delivery systems.

April 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney on WEDNESDAY, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. will host a Town Hall meeting at New London Science and Technology Magnet School to discuss Medicare and House Republican plans to privatize the program.

The meeting is open to the public and media, and will include brief remarks from Rep. Courtney, as well as a question-and-answer session.

WHAT:                  Courtney to host town hall meeting on Medicare

WHO:                    Congressman Joe Courtney