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Good News for All Americans in Social
Security, Medicare Reports
The annual reports from
the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released today “have good news
for all Americans,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Social Security and Medicare
will be there for us and our families if elected leaders listen to the
American people and reject calls to cut benefits. Instead of undermining
these crucial programs, we must build on their success and adopt measures
to strengthen and expand them.
Richard Fiesta, executive
director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, said the most important
lesson from the Social Security report “is that Social Security has a large
and growing surplus. Today's report projects Social Security’s cumulative
surplus to be roughly $2.8 trillion in 2014, growing to about $2.9 trillion
Trumka noted that while
“America’s most important retirement program” will remain strong for many
more years to come:
It has become increasingly
clear, however, that strengthening Social Security for the future must
include improvements in benefits. Social Security remains the sole retirement
income plan that is broadly available and that Americans can count on to
provide secure lifetime benefits.
The Medicare report, Fiesta
said, “reminds us once again that the Affordable Care Act is controlling
health care costs.” He said:
It is great news that the
life of the Medicare Trust Fund has been extended by another four years
to 2030. Attempts to repeal health care reform would only undo the progress
we have made in controlling health care costs.
The Social Security Trustees
reported once again that the Disability Trust Fund can pay full benefits
until 2016, with enough revenue after that time to cover about 80% of promised
benefits. Trumka said:
Congress should act soon
to ensure disabled workers and their families will continue to receive
the benefits they have earned. This can be done by allocating a larger
share of current payroll tax contributions to the Disability program, as
has been done many times before. Congress should reject calls to misuse
this opportunity to undermine the sole source of disability income protection
that is working well for America’s families.
Current and future retirees
must be wary of those politicians who will use today’s Social Security
and Medicare Trustees reports as political cover for radical changes that
would put seniors, the disabled and the families of deceased workers at
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