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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.
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
Congressman Courtney will hold Town Hall on Medicare Wednesday April 11 at the New London Science and Technology Magnet School (490 Jefferson Avenue, New London) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
WHAT: Town Hall
WHO: Congressman Joe Courtney
WHEN: Wednesday April 11 6:30-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: New London Science and Technology Magnet School, 490 Jefferson Avenue, New London 06320
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after House Republican leaders agreed to extend the payroll tax cut, ending their objection to relief for 160 million American families:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that, since the beginning of 2011, his office has helped return $1,331,686 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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after House Republican leadership obstructed a bipartisan agreement that would extend payroll tax cuts to middle class Americans:
WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), eastern Connecticut seniors saved $3.388 million on prescription drugs from January through October as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Medicare improvements in the Affordable Care Act mean that beneficiaries now automatically receive a 50-percent discount on covered brand-name drugs in the Part D coverage gap, or “donut hole.” The amount of this discount will continue to grow until the Part D donut hole is completely phased out in 2020.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded the Social Security Administration’s 3.6-percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2012. The COLA will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2012. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2011.