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Strengthening Medicare Without Shifting Costs to Beneficiaries

When it comes to strengthening Medicare, it is important to avoid changes that shift additional costs to seniors. The Alliance recently submitted comments for the record to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee regarding this very topic. For the Ma... Read more

Seniors and Veterans Demand a Vote on the SAVE Benefits Act

[flagallery gid=3] Today Maryland/DC Alliance member Susan Taylor spoke at an event on Capitol Hill urging the Senate to vote on S. 2251, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's SAVE Benefits Act - providing seniors a one-time payment of $581. The amount is 3.9% of the average annual So... Read more

Gallup Poll: Confidence in Social Security is on the Rise

Polls are showing an increased optimism that Social Security is in solid financial shape and the public is increasingly saying that they will need to rely on the program during retirement. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 36% of non-retirees said that they expect Social Security ... Read more

Trump Misleads About Social Security Fraud

Donald Trump is misleading people about the prevalence of Social Security fraud. At a recent Republican presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina, he said, “'thousands and thousands of people’ over the age of 106 are receiving Social Security benefits, even though... Read more

Kasich and Jeb Bush Mean Trouble for Seniors

John Kasich and Jeb Bush mean trouble for seniors and retirees. The New Hampshire primary results are in, and the top four for the Republicans were businessman Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich (Ohio), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and former Governor Jeb Bush (FL). Since this blog looked at... Read more

Silver Tsunami to Bring 25 Million More Medicare Beneficiaries by 2036

[caption id="attachment_3359" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator[/caption] The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that Medicare enrollment will grow by more than 30 percent over the next ten years. In fact the population of ... Read more

Expand Social Security, Says New York Times

The New York Times editorial board wrote recently that we need to expand Social Security. It was a wonderful way to start the new year – and a fitting position, given that Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2016. The Times’ lo... Read more