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  • Discussion Focuses on Health Care Costs and the Economy
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    Health Care Policy and the Economy

    Panelists examined between health care policies and measures of economic prosperity such as wages, labor force participation and national economic growth. Speakers included Jason Furman, chair of the White House…

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  • 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.

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  • Briefing on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report
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    Social Security and Medicare Fiscal Report

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

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  • 2013 Medicare Trustee Report Part 1
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    2013 Medicare Trustee Report

    Two Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees members testified on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report, specifically on the program’s financial status and changes from the Trustees'…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Trustees Releases 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 Social…

    251 views
  • Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law
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    Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law

    Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper reporting on Medicaid expansion under the health care law. The authors of the paper caution states to…

    590 views
  • Social Security Annual Report
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    Social Security Annual Report

    Social Security trustees testified on their board’s 2012 annual report. They said Congress needed to pass legislation shoring up trust fund finances sometime in the next five years. The…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health and…

    260 views
  • Health Care Law and the Federal Budget
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    Health Care Law and the Federal Budget

    Charles Blahous talked about his new study on the 2010 health care law and its impact on the federal budget, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He asserts that…

    279 views
  • Retirement Security
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    Retirement Security

    Social Security and Medicare’s two public trustees talked about the role of the public trustee. Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer also touched on the solvency of the two entitlement programs. According to the…

    251 views
  • Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security
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    Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous talked about the annual report on the financial solvency of the entitlement programs. They gave their…

    14,275 views
  • Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits
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    Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on proposed changes to Social Security future benefits and the impact those changes would have on the program, future…

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  • Financial State of Medicare
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    Financial State of Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer testified on the financial state of Medicare. They blamed the economy for the worsening financial state of the…

    301 views
  • Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health and…

    899 views
  • Retirement and Social Security
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    Retirement and Social Security

    Panelists discussed the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. They focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the…

    709 views
  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Blahous, White House special assistant for economic policy since 2001, talked about Social Security reform. He spoke about its financial shortfalls, inequities, and other problems.…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Commissioners talked about a series of three recommendations to reform Social Security, all of which allowed some degree of personal investment of payroll taxes.

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  • Report on Strengthening Social Security
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    Report on Strengthening Social Security

    The president’s Commission on Social Security met to finalize the language of its interim report on the future of the program and to create a mechanism for receiving public input at its…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

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