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Public Policy: Medicare
2/14/2018

On February 12, 2018, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget recommendations to Congress.  This budget would drastically cut programs that benefit America’s oldest — including many vulnerable — citizens.  The President’s spending plan calls for deep reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security.  It also includes cuts in Medicare, another program he promised not to touch.

2/8/2018

1/24/2018

Strengthening Social Security & Medicare, Opposing Privatization and Defending the Affordable Care Act are some of the issues at the top of NCPSSM’s 2018 Legislative Agenda. 

1/23/2018

Congressional deliberations about how to reduce federal Medicare spending, or how to pay for other priorities, include proposals for further means testing Medicare - that is, requiring higher-income beneficiaries to pay more of Medicare's costs.

1/12/2018

Tax legislation approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (P.L. 115-97) will inevitably lead to the unraveling of working and middle-class programs to pay for massive tax cuts for the very wealthy and profitable corporations.  The following is a summary of how the new law will undermine the retirement and health security commitments made to generations of Americans.

1/9/2018

Tax legislation approved by the Congress and signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (P.L. 115-97) will leave Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security vulnerable to benefit cuts because of its dramatic $1.5 trillion increase in the public debt – an increase that will have to be offset in the future.  

8/24/2017

Medicare is the principal source of health insurance coverage for over 58 million Americans, including 9 million disabled workers who have been receiving Social Security benefits for two years or longer. Since the program's inception in 1965, America’s seniors have been able to count on receiving Medicare when they reach age 65. But now, some in Washington who are looking for ways to reduce federal spending want to make seniors wait for up to two additional years - to age 67 - in order to qualify for Medicare.

8/2/2017

The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans.

7/19/2017

The 2017 Medicare Trustees Report shows that Medicare solvency remains greatly improved since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund paying full benefits until 2029. 

6/2/2017

On May 23, 2017, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget recommendations to Congress.  This budget would drastically cut programs that benefit America’s oldest — including many vulnerable — citizens.  The President’s spending plan calls for deep reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security. 

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