Columns and Press Releases

Columns and Press Releases

The Best Response to Trumpcare’s Defeat: Expand Medicare.

The Best Response to Trumpcare’s Defeat: Expand Medicare. Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works In the wake of the collapse of Trumpcare, Democrats should not simply move on. Rather, they should propose the expansion of Medicare as a way to improve the Affordable Care Ac...
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Now is the Time to Redouble The Fight Against Trumpcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org Now is the Time to Redouble The Fight Against Trumpcare (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reactio...
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Trumpcare’s $880 Billion Cut To Medicaid Is An Attack On Seniors

by  Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works Linda Benesch, Communications Director, Social Security Works [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="720"] Georgia residents protest in support of Medicaid.[/caption] Trumpcare is officially known as the Ameri...
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Trumpcare Raids Medicare To Enrich The Wealthy And Plant A Bomb

by Nancy Altman, Founding Co-Director, Social Security Works Trumpcare is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs from the elderly, people with disabilities, and poor children to give massive tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires. Trumpcare slashes health-care spending by a whoppin...
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CBO Confirms that Trumpcare is An Attack on Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 13th, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org CBO Confirms that Trumpcare is An Attack on Seniors (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to th...
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Mulvaney Lies About Trump’s Promise Not to Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 6th, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org Statement on Trump's Budget Director Lying About Trump's Promise Not to Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy A...
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Statement on Trump’s Budget Director Refusing to Rule Out Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, February 27th, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org Statement on Trump's Budget Director Refusing to Rule Out Cuts to Social Security and Medicare (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Dire...
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Sanders, Warren and Wyden Headline Press Conference Marking the Day Millionaires Stop Paying into Social Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 16th  2016 Contact: Linda Benesch,  lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org Sanders, Warren and Wyden Headline Press Conference Marking the Day Millionaires Stop Paying into Social Security (Washington, DC) Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ron Wyd...
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Statement on Price Vote: Every Senate Republican Just Voted to Destroy Medicare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 10th, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch,  lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org  Every Senate Republican Just Voted to Destroy Medicare (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reacti...
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A Vote for Tom Price is a Vote to Destroy Medicare

No one voted to destroy Medicare. Yet, the first battle in the war over Medicare has arrived. Why would anyone want to destroy Medicare? It has stood the test of time. The smart policy is to expand it to everyone. Medicare shows government at its best. Government at its best! T...
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