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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security…

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    Social Security Administration Record Keeping Errors

    David Farenthold talked about Social Security Administration (SSA) record keeping inaccuracies that result in several types of federal assistance regularly being sent to the…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

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    Rising Cost of Social Security Disability

    Panelists talked about the number of Americans claiming Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and the programs' financial solvency. In their…

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    Social Security Disability Insurance

    Tad DeHaven talked about the Cato Institute report “The Rising Costs of Social Security Disability Insurance,” and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Social Security and Retirement Costs

    Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss talked about the challenges in providing Social Security projections. He explained that current law and an ever-changing…

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    2013 Social Security Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report.*They also answered questions from the audience. The report…

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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on a new annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request and gun control legislation during her weekly briefing with reporters. She…

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    Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Federal Benefits

    Panelists talked about the implications of a proposed reform to cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security and other federal benefits. The change involves tying COLAs to a…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Pension

    Eric Laursen talked about his book, The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security. He spoke and took questions at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on…

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    Government-Issued Prepaid Cards

    Panelists talked about the costs and benefits of the 2013 change to an electronic payment system for most federal payments, including Social Security payments. They also responded to…

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    Voter Priorities Toward the Federal Budget

    Michael Dimock talked about the Pew Research Center’s report voter attitudes toward reducing the budget deficit and preserving Social Security and Medicare. He also responded to…

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    Social Security and the Federal Budget

    Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    1,333 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the possibility of cuts to Medicare and Social Security.  Charles Levinson spoke by phone from Tel Aviv about the conflict in the Gaza…

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    Social Programs and Budget Cuts

    Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,”…

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