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  • Washington Journal Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer Discuss Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds
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    Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer on Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

    Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer talked about a Bipartisan Policy Center report looking at the fiscal condition of both the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.

    432 views
  • Democrats Hold News Conference on Medicare and Medicaid Cuts
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    Senate Democrats on Medicare and Medicaid

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined other Democratic lawmakers to oppose Republican proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in…

    3,949 views
  • Lawmakers Consider Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility
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    Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility

    The Social Security Administration’s acting chief of staff as well as several career disability claims professionals testified at a hearing on issues of Social Security disability benefits…

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  • Social Security Sustainability Part 2
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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 2

    Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration Stephen Goss and Deputy Actuary Karen Glenn gave an overview of the program’s finances through the years and policy proposals to keep the…

    195 views
  • Stephen Goss Discusses Social Securitys Sustainability
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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 1

    Social Security policy experts talked about why the social insurance program is crucial for so many people other than retirees. They also addressed the federal program’s long term financial…

    255 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Status of Social Security Trust Funds
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    Social Security Trust Funds

    Stephen Goss testified at a hearing on the status and solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. Topics included potential solutions for staving off the funds' depletion.

    675 views
  • Nicole Gaudiano Discusses Gun Background Checks and Social Security Records
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    Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    Nicole Gaudiano talked by video from Capitol Hill on the disapproval resolution being debated in the House that day disapproving of a regulation governing the use of information collected…

    141 views
  • Steve Goss Testifies on the 2016 Social Security Board of Trustees Report
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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Stephen Goss testified before a House subcommittee on the fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report. He told committee members the…

    407 views
  • Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Release Annual Report
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    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report,” which details the future financial health of Social Security and…

    685 views
  • emA Sense of Securityem
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    A Sense of Security

    A Sense of Security was one of the second-prize high school west division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Andy Chan, Aaqil Khan, and Shannon Kha, twelfth graders…

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  • Townsend Plan
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    Townsend Plan

    Craig Hendricks talked about Francis Townsend, a Long Beach resident who proposed federal assistance for seniors in the 1930s. Many credit Mr. Townsend’s plan with helping to establish Social Security.…

    229 views
  • Senate Debate on SAVE Benefits Act
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    Senate Debate on SAVE Benefits Act

    Senators debated a bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to provide emergency relief to 70 million seniors who depend on Social Security benefits as the 2016 Cost of Living…

    766 views
  • Retirement Savings and Tax Policy Part 2
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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 2

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed Social Security, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and refundable tax credits. “Raising Awareness of the Retirement…

    137 views
  • Discussion on Tax Credits for Retirement Savings
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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 1

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed social security, individual retirement accounts, and refundable tax credits. “The State of Research on Efficiency of Savings…

    257 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What is your view of Social Security and Medicare?” Jonathan Nicholson, speaking by phone, talked about the two-year, $80…

    524 views
  • Washington Journal Stephen Ohlemacher on Social Security Benefit Payments
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    Social Security Benefit Payments

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about the decision to forgo Social Security benefit increases in 2016, the price tag for taxpayers for cost of living adjustments, and the implications for recipients. This program was part of…

    829 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news that Social Security beneficiaries would not receive a cost of living increase in 2016 due to the low inflation rate. Jordain Carney, speaking by…

    578 views
  • Social Security Act Signing
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    Social Security Act Signing

    This clip is from a 1952 Social Security Administration film promoting Social Security and shows President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act.

    284 views
  • Washington Journal Sharon Epperson on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security
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    Social Security 80th Anniversary

    Sharon Epperson talked about the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the long-term prospects for the program, and what the public needs to know about available benefits and how to manage…

    407 views
  • Secretaries Jack Lew Sylvia Burwell and Thomas Perez on Social Security and Medicare Reports
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other Cabinet secretaries and federal official spoke to reporters about the release of the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Boards.

    438 views
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