Fact Sheet on 2018 Social Security Trustees Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Contact: Linda Benesch, [email protected] 2018 SOCIAL SECURITY TRUSTEES REPORT SHOWS THAT SOCIAL SECURITY CONTINUES TO WORK FOR AMERICA An Expanded Social Security Will Work Even Better Washington, D.C. – As reporters cover the just-released 2018 Social Security and

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Donald Trump’s Decision to End DACA and His Other Anti-Immigrant Policies Hurt Social Security

Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and his other anti-immigration policies are dangerous for Social Security’s future. Ending DACA would reduce Social Security contributions by $19.9 billion over a decade. If Trump’s other proposed policies, which would cut

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Social Security: Past, Present, and Future

Since President Roosevelt signed it into law, Social Security has become one of the most successful programs in history. Without Social Security, 21.9 million Americans, including 15.2 million seniors and 1.1 million children, would have fallen below the poverty. Social

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Social Security Expansion and the U.S. Congress

Bills Introduced in the 115th Congress to Expand Social Security Bill Name   Changes to Social Security Lifts the cap CPI-E Extends Solvency Other Benefits Increases Social Security Expansion Act S. 427 & H.R. 1114         Sen.

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Continued Cuts to Social Security Administration Harm All Americans

Although Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged not to cut Social Security, Americans’ earned protections are under threat by continued, harsh cuts to the operating budget of the Social Security Administration (SSA). These cuts are occurring despite the fact that the

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Why Medicaid Is Important to Seniors

For over 50 years, Medicaid has provided vital health insurance protections to seniors in nursing homes and low-income Americans of all ages. Although the majority of Medicaid beneficiaries are children and working-age adults, Medicaid spends more money on long term care

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In Their Own Words: Why Social Security Is Important to African Americans

As this Black History month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the cultural, intellectual and political contributions and achievements African Americans have made in our country despite a pervasive, and persistent, history of education, employment, and other forms

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Policies that would Cut Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

As Congress and the new Administration begin setting their legislative agenda for the 115th Congress, legislators should be especially watchful for proposals that would cut or weaken our Social Security system. The American people did not vote for cuts to

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Representative Sam Johnson’s Social Security Plan: The Younger You Are, the Bigger the Cut

Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX03), powerful chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee,  recently-introduced Social Security Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 6489), which proposes deep cuts to Social Security while radically altering the nature of

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

As Congress and the incoming Administration debate changes to our nation’s health care system, Americans should be especially watchful for proposals that would cut or weaken Medicare, including proposals that would privatize benefits. Medicare is a large and complex program,

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