February 04, 2021: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) claw back the Social Security benefits of workers or their spouse or widow(er) if they worked for a period of time in jobs not covered by Social Security.
To address ...Read more >
January 19, 2021: Nearly 180 million workers contribute to Social Security and Medicare through payroll taxes. Details like benefit amounts and premiums change each year.
Our fact sheet has the latest figures for 2021.
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July 30, 2020: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell included a dangerous piece of legislation that will fast track cuts to Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds in the proposed Republican coronavirus relief package.
We have to stop this dangerous plan.
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June 30, 2020: The federal government has spent tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on research and development (R&D) of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, including $23 billion for manufacturing and purchasing. Despite this public investment, there is no g...Read more >
June 19, 2020: The pandemic hit nursing homes and long-term care facilities particularly hard.
To help address the crisis and protect residents and workers, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) filed the Quality Care for Nursing Ho...Read more >
June 17, 2020: On October 31, 2019, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) introduced the Time to Rescue the United States Trusts (TRUST) Act, S. 2733 & H.R. 4907.
They falsely claimed that Social Security and Medicare are “spi...Read more >
April 17, 2020: There has been a lot of confusion about how seniors, retirees, people with disabilities, and veterans will receive the coronavirus stimulus checks.
To address this, we created a fact sheet that provides an update about what you need to do to get y...Read more >
March 03, 2020: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress enacted three coronavirus assistance packages to provide relief to families and businesses in March 2020. The packages also helped older Americans and nursing homes.
Provisions included out-of-netw...Read more >
January 18, 2020: The “noninterference” clause of Medicare Part D currently prohibits the government from negotiating lower drug prices.
To address this issue, House Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) on December 1...Read more >
January 17, 2020: On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), which allows the government to negotiate lower drug prices for people covered by Medicare and private insurance.
The legislation also includes three Medicare expans...Read more >