The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation (NCF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to protect, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and well being of current and future generations of Americans through research, analysis, and public education.
The NCF is based in Washington, DC and affiliated with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare founded in 1982. The primary goal of these two organizations is to preserve and strengthen public support for landmark federal programs that serve
Americans, particularly Social Security and Medicare. The NCF draws upon the substantial policy expertise and
legislative experience of its President/CEO, Max Richtman, J.D. and its Board of Directors led by Carroll L. Estes, Ph.D.
The mission of the National Committee Foundation is to protect, promote, and ensure the financial security, health,
and well being of current and future generations of older Americans through research,
analysis, and public education.
At the core of the National Committee Foundation is advancing and advocating for national public policy and civic
engagement to embrace the long-term vision that social insurance is vital to the health and
economic security of current and future generations. Toward this end, there must be a fundamental
recognition that building a secure and healthy retirement is a promise to all Americans that must be kept. In order
to ensure that promise is met; the National Committee Foundation works toward the following goals:
- Improve public understanding of the positive value of Social Security and Medicare; special attention to vulnerable
such as women, children, persons with disabilities, the oldest old, ethnic minorities,
and rural communities.
- Improve public understanding of the true nature and scope of the long-term challenges facing Social Security.
- Improve public understanding of the serious crisis posed by shrinking private-sector retirement sources and health
- Improve understanding of Medicare challenges including the successful implementation of health care reform.
- Increase accuracy in local, state, and national media coverage of Social Security and Medicare.
- Promote the value of Social Security and Medicare as a public trust.
- Build and engage a broad cross section of organizations and individuals to protect and improve retirement and
health security for all generations.
- Promote expanded Medicare access to long-term care and other unmet health needs including access to dental,
vision, and hearing care for seniors.
- Protect and strengthen Social Security for current and future generations.