May 01, 2017: On March 16, 2017, President Trump sent Congress an outline of his budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The framework, nicknamed the “skinny” budget, dramatically reduces funding for domestic programs, including numerous senior services.
While his pre...Read more >
March 24, 2017:
Reduces the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by 4 years by repealing the .09% payroll tax for high earners (individuals earning $200,000 and couples earning $250,000).
Cuts $880 billion from Medicaid b...Read more >
February 17, 2017: Speaker Ryan and the Republican leadership in Congress want make massive changes to Americans’ health care. They are working with President Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and, at the same time, promising to “reform” Medicar...Read more >
February 06, 2017: Social Security and Medicare Factsheet
The Many Faces of Social Security
Nearly 171 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes.
Nearly 61 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits:
44.2 millio...Read more >
December 14, 2016: End to Free Annual Wellness Exams
Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare allowed for a one-time free check-up when seniors first joined the Medicare program. The ACA has provided free annual wellness exams for seniors since 2011.
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December 14, 2016: Below are materials that can be used in conjunction with the Alliance’s Save Medicare campaign.
Full Medicare Toolkit
Table of Contents
Save Medicare Cover Letter
Save Medicare Timeline
Save Medicare Talking Points
Me...Read more >
December 01, 2016:
On January 3, 2017, Senator Mike Enzi, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, filed legislation to begin to dismantle our health care system. This is the first part of the Republican plan to radically alter our health care programs, including Medi...Read more >
January 21, 2016: The Many Faces of Social Security
Nearly 165 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes.
Nearly 59 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits, including:
42.5 million receive retirement benefits
6.1 m...Read more >
December 08, 2015:
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has introduced a bill, S. 2251, to provide a one-time payment to seniors and disabled Social Security beneficiaries, veterans, railroad retirees and individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The...Read more >
December 02, 2015: What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a social safety net program that provides health coverage for low-income pregnant women, children, the disabled and seniors.
Who is covered under Medicaid?
About 70 million people receive Medicaid benefits, incl...Read more >