Market Watch: You’ll never live to be 150 and other things to know about aging in America

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Young people should count on Social Security in the future, said Nancy Altman, the president of Social Security Works, partly because both Democratic and Republican voters agree Social Security needs to be around. Read more at MarketWatch...
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Washington Post: Social Security checks finally get an increase, but it’s still not enough

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Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works, said the COLA increase is not enough after years of no or minuscule increases. “For many beneficiaries, even this small adjustment will be wiped out by increases in Medicare premiums and other health-care costs,” she said. “It’s long past ...
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Alternet: Republicans Are Intent on Destroying Health Care, Putting Tens of Millions of American Lives at Risk

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“On a party line vote, the House just passed a budget that cuts Medicare by nearly $500 billion and Medicaid by up to $1.5 trillion, along with raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, which advocates for expanding that bedroc...
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Reuters: Aging United States must get the economics right on immigration

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Cutting immigration rates in half - the stated goal of the Trump administration - would cost Social Security $2.4 trillion in lost payroll tax revenues over the next 75 years, according to an analysis of Social Security data by Nancy Altman, president of the Social Security Works advocacy coalition....
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Washington Post: With ‘Better Deal,’ Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

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“By understanding that the root of the problem is concentrated money and power, the starting point is correct,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works. “That lets us end at expanding Medicare for everyone or healthcare as a right. As a starting point this is in stark con...
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CNBC: Advocates say Social Security expansion is possible

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"The numbers make it clear that the question about whether to expand or cut Social Security is a question of values, not affordability," said Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. Read more at CNBC...
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HuffPost: Progressives Skewer Silicon Valley Billionaires’ Newest Political Pet Project

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“The weakness of the Democratic Party is not due to an underrepresentation of venture capitalists and tech company board members,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, which advocates for expansion of that federal program. “The philosophical core of the Democratic Par...
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Timeline: This amazing woman is the forgotten architect of the American Social Security system

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Armstrong was attuned to politics. According to Nancy Altman, author and president of Social Security Works, she was an “infighter” whose outspokenness convinced the CES to propose a federal program that addressed old age insurance. With the help of Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first wom...
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LA Times: Trump’s budget continues his deceitful attack on the disabled

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Nancy Altman of Social Security Works, a leading advocacy group, calls Mulvaney’s attempt to distinguish disability from Social Security “Orwellian,” and properly so. It’s nothing other than a ploy to slither out from a campaign promise that President Trump could not have made more explicitl...
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TPM: Social Security Advocates Sound The Alarm About The Latest Trump Tax Plan

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Social Security Advocates Sound The Alarm About The Latest Trump Tax Plan By ALICE OLLSTEIN PublishedAPRIL 10, 2017, 4:55 PM EDT Following reports that President Donald Trump is dumping the tax plan he campaigned on and exploring a host of other options, advocates for Social Securi...
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