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Joe Courtney's Public Statements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' D. Courtney
Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Audrey; 2 Children: Robert, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 04/06/1953
Birth Place: West Hartford, CT
Home City: Vernon, CT
Date Title
New Date Shows Affordable Care Act Saved Eastern CT Seniors More than $3 Million on Prescription Drugs this Year
Issue Position: Seniors & Retirement Security
Issue Position: Medicare
Issue Position: Retirement Security
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United State,- Correct Unfair Medicare Policy for Polyp Removal During Life-Saving Cancer Screenings
April 10, 2014 New Data Shows Affordable Care Act Saved Eastern Connecticut Seniors More than $14 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013
March 27, 2014 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
March 14, 2014 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Nov. 15, 2013 AARP Releases New Report, Recommends Passage of Courtney Legislation
Oct. 29, 2013 The Affordable Care Act-- A Winner For Seniors
Oct. 29, 2013 Courtney Announces Part B Premiums Will Not Rise For Connecticut Seniors on Medicare
Oct. 4, 2013 Commission on Long-Term Care Recommends Courtney-Sponsored Modifications to Three-Day Hospital Stay Requirement for Skilled Nursing Care Coverage in Medicare
Oct. 2, 2013 Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors
Sept. 19, 2013 Courtney Statement on Medicare Advantage Premium Stability, Saving Seniors Money
July 30, 2013 Medicare Anniversary
May 10, 2013 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Award of $1.55 Million to Local Community Health Centers, 13 Centers Statewide Eligible to Benefit
April 19, 2013 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Feb. 12, 2013 Medicare
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Medicare Eligibility
Dec. 4, 2012 Addressing the Fiscal Cliff
Aug. 11, 2012 Courtney Statement on Selection of Paul Ryan as GOP Vice Presidential Nominee
May 15, 2012 Courtney, Bipartisan Duo Introduce Legislation to Repeal SGR, Reform Medicare Physician Payment System
Oct. 19, 2011 Courtney Applauds 3.6-Percent COLA Increase for Social Security Beneficiaries
July 19, 2011 Medicare Under Attack
July 15, 2011 Letter to Barack H. Obama, President of the United States - Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
July 7, 2011 Protecting Medicare
June 15, 2011 Bloomberg Analysis Shows CT02 Among 10 Hardest-Hit Congressional Districts by House Republican Medicare Plan
April 14, 2011 Courtney, Kerry, Snowe, Latham Introduce Legislation to Ensure Skilled Care for Seniors
April 14, 2011 Ryan Republican Medicare Plan
April 14, 2011 Correcting the Enrollment Of H.R. 1473
April 4, 2011 Courtney Urges Connecticut Employers to Enroll in Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Before April 30 Application Deadline
Dec. 15, 2010 The Virginia Decision
Dec. 8, 2010 Seniors Protection Act of 2010
Oct. 22, 2010 Courtney Announces More Than 3,500 Eastern CT Seniors Have Received $250 Donut Hole Checks
Oct. 15, 2010 Letter To Barack Obama, President of The United States - Social Security
Oct. 14, 2010 Letter To the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
July 29, 2010 Introduction of the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act
July 20, 2010 Maintaining Current Retirement Age for Social Security Benefits
March 3, 2010 CBO Estimates $170 Billion In Savings By Equalizing Medicare Advantage Payments With Traditional Medicare Fee-For-Service
Nov. 20, 2009 Congressman Passes "Long Over Due" Legislation To Fix Medicare Reimbursements For Physicians
Sept. 24, 2009 Representative Supports Legislation To Protect Medicare Part B Participants
Sept. 5, 2009 Congressman: Urges Congressional Action On Cost Of Living Adjustment For Seniors In Letter To Speaker Pelosi
July 4, 2008 Villager Newspapers - "Courtney introduces legislation to help long-term care providers"
June 12, 2008 Rep. Courtney Introduces the TLC Act of 2008, Tax Break for Long-term Care Premiums and Caregiver Tax Credit
June 5, 2008 Rep. Courtney, Democratic Congress Pass Fiscally Responsible, Deficit Lowering Budget Conference Report without Raising Taxes
June 2, 2008 Letter to Kerry Weems, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Re: Abandon Idea that Could Cost Connecticut Hospitals $39 Million Next Year
April 14, 2008 President Should Sign SCHIP Bill to Help Working Americans
Oct. 25, 2007 Rep. Courtney Continues Support of SCHIP for Kids, President Threatens Another Veto
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