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Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous: Letter from Former Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

The 2020 annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees underscore the increasingly urgent need for legislative corrections to both...

Analysis of the 2020 Social Security Trustees' Report

Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report , showing that Social Security faces a precarious and worsening financial situation...

Pre-COVID, Social Security and Medicare Faced Insolvency

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of their programs. Even though the Trustees do not...

Trustees Detail Pre-COVID-19 Medicare, Social Security Insolvency Timeline

the Social Security trust funds in 15 years. After accounting for the sharp economic downturn caused by the pandemic, the trust funds are likely to...

Support for TRUST Act Grows

The Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act, or the TRUST Act, was introduced last fall on a bipartisan basis in both chambers of Congress to...

Maya MacGuineas: Utah Statesmen Seek to Fix Our Most Pressing Problems

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed the Social Security Expansion Act , which would increase Social Security benefits,...

Bipartisan Group Introduces TRUST Act

Earlier this week, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), alongside...

Why Are CBO and SSA so Far Apart on SS2100?

Both the Social Security Administration's (SSA) chief actuary, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released updated estimates of the...