Romney's bill would not tackle changes to the programs directly but would require Congress to set up "rescue" committees. The committees would be tasked with evaluating proposals and writing legislation to extend the solvency of the Trust Funds - which include the Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability trust funds and Medicare hospital insurance. At least two members of each party would be required to work on the legislation, and any qualifying bills that are written, would get expedited consideration in both the House and the Senate..Finally, even though the full retirement age is rising, the eligibility age for Medicare is still 6It's important to apply for Medicare three months prior to turning age 6Failure to enroll in Medicare at age 65 might result in costly premium penalties..TSCL would like to remind you to contact your Members of Congress to request their support for fair Social Security cost-of-living adjustments and other key issues. To find contact information for your Members of Congress, to learn more about key issues affecting seniors, or to sign a petition, please visit the ACTION CENTER of our website..Figure in inflation: When calculating a long-term budget, consider that Medicare Part B premiums grew by almost 9% per year over the past 15 years. Medicare Advantage premiums have grown somewhat more slowly, but on-going program changes make it important to compare your health plan with other options during the Medicare's Open Enrollment period..They believe we should consider increasing future Social Security benefits..The United States consistently lags behind countries like China, South Korea, and others in education, placing us 26th in math, and 21st in science, out of 34 countries. As we work to improve our education system to compete internationally, I believe recruiting teachers is critical to the success of our children and our nation. Unfortunately, we are doing just the opposite. We have two decades-old policies in place that unintentionally discourage people from becoming public servants and punish those who are..In addition, the legislation froze the income thresholds at which the higher premiums are triggered so more seniors will have to pay the higher premiums as incomes gradually grow over time. TSCL's Legislative Assistant, Mike Watson, estimates that "individual seniors who made between ,000 and ,000 in 2010 could be subjected to the 'means test' in 2019, because of the frozen income thresholds. In addition, if the income thresholds for the 'means test' were allowed to increase, they would rise to about 0,500 to 1,800 in 2019."."The Senior Citizens League strongly opposes this effort to overturn Americans' access to health care," Johnson asserts..This week, The Senior Citizens League was pleased to see support grow for two key bills that would improve retirement security in America if adopted.
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This year, more than 50% of Social Security beneficiaries paid taxes on their benefits, even though many of them only made twice the federal poverty level in income. Do you believe this is fair, and if not, what should be done about it?.Why is the action so controversial?.In addition, the Senate sometimes holds pro-forma sessions during recess periods to prevent the president from making recess appointments. This is apparently why the Senate remains in the pro-forma session since the House is also out of session. The Senate has the Constitutional responsibility to confirm certain appointments of the President but President Trump has made many appointments at other times when the Senate has been in recess and there are many "acting" secretaries, assistant secretaries and other officials of various departments and agencies serving without Senate confirmation. … Continued
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Once lawmakers return from next week's holiday break, they will have just a few days to pass a continuing resolution to keep most of the federal government operating past December 7th. Should they fail to reach an agreement before then, part of the federal government will shut down like it did earlier this year. The Senior Citizens League is hopeful that lawmakers will act responsibly to keep the federal government fully funded so that essential programs like Social Security and Medicare can operate as smoothly as possible..TSCL agrees that the WEP and the GPO must be repealed as soon as possible so that public employees receive the retirement benefits they have earned and deserve. We look forward to working closely with Sen. Brown in the coming months to help build support for his important new bill..Would a Higher Cost-of-Living-Adjustment in Social Security Make Me Ineligible for Medicaid? … Continued