Republicans revisit Medicare reform to cut spending
Los Angeles Times
Republicans are launching a new phase in their austerity campaign — resurrecting the plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like system…
Business owners urge Congress to take Medicare, Social Security cuts off the table
J.D. Harrison, Washington Post
80 percent of business owners said they oppose proposals to save federal money by curbing Social Security benefits...
Six in ten Americans oppose any cuts to Medicare and Social Security
Kaiser Family Foundation/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health
New poll finds most Americans would not be willing to see any reductions in Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.
Preserving and Strengthening Medicare
President Obama speaks about the critical need to strengthen and preserve Medicare for our seniors and future generations.
How Much More Will the Romney-Ryan Medicare Plan Cost You?
Center for American Progress
Romney and Ryan claim that no one over 55 will be affected by their plan. This claim is false.
Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say
Jackie Calmes, New York Times
Restoring the $716 billion in Medicare savings would increase premiums and co-payments for beneficiaries by $342 a year.
Your Guide to "Ending Medicare As We Know It"
Paul Waldman, The American Prospect
If the Ryan plan were enacted, there would likely be many seniors who would have no health coverage.
AFSCME Member Discusses Retirement Security at White House
Clyde Weiss, AFSCME
New York AFSCME retiree Stuart Leibowitz served as a panelist at Monday’s White House Community Leaders Briefing on Senior Issues, discussing the importance of preserving Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
What the Health Care Ruling Means for Medicare
Paula Span, The New York Times
Medicare improvements could have evaporated had the law been overturned, so the ruling generated sighs of relief…
Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem
Jon Cohen and Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Despite growing concerns about the country’s long-term fiscal problems and an intensifying debate in Washington about how to deal with them, Americans strongly oppose some of the major remedies under consideration, according to a recent poll.
The Debt Commission Attack on Middle Class and Retirees Fails to Get the Necessary Votes
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on today’s final vote by the President’s Deficit Commission
AFSCME Calls Proposed Changes to Medicare and Social Security Unnecessary and Dangerous
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on the recommendations released today by the chairmen of the Deficit Commission
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee at Campaign to Strengthen Social Security News Conference
Coalition of 60 Groups Representing Over 30 Million Americans Launch Campaign to Fight Social Security Cuts by Fiscal Commission
Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO), Gerald McEntee (AFSCME), Justin Ruben (MoveOn.org), Dennis Van Roekel (NEA), Eliseo Medina (SEIU), Terry O'Neill (NOW), Donna Meltzer (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities), Hilary Shelton (NAACP), Ed Coyle (Alliance for Ret
AFSCME President McEntee to Supporters of Privatizing Social Security: “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are”
GOP Rep. Ryan Revives Bush’s Failed Social Security Privatization Scheme
AFSCME Calls For Social Security Fairness For Public Retirees
Country’s largest public sector union backs legislation to eliminate unfair pension offsets