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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

Sen. Marco Rubio Wants to Raise Retirement Age for Social Security, Privatize Medicare

By Richard Fiesta, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans Sen. Marco Rubio would raise the retirement age for Social Security and privatize Medicare, he told supporters in Henniker, New Hampshire last Friday. Here’s what he said: “That means we’re goin... Read more

Income Inequality is Drastically Affecting Social Security’s Solvency

If nothing changes, Social Security will generate enough revenue to pay for three-quarters of promised benefits over the next 75 years. Despite massive income inequality, that is not as ominous as many would have us believe. However, a recent Atlantic magazine column by Dr. Teres... 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