The GOP wants to eliminate the estate tax. Let’s use it to expand Social Security instead

Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works Of the many giveaways to the super-rich in the Republican tax bill, the elimination of the estate tax stands out. This tax, the government’s most progressive source of revenue, does not affect 99.8 percent of Americans. Rather, it is paid by Republ...
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Naomi

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This page in memory of Naomi Brodock, who passed away after a four-and-a-half year battle with two cancers. Naomi was a part of a lower middle class family trying to navigate the challenging American health care system while fighting stage 4 cancer. Her wish is that no family to have to repe...
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Take Action: Defeat Trumpcare

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Like a weed, Trumpcare just won’t stop popping up. We’ve mounted unprecedented resistance over and over, but Republicans keep trying to sneak it through. Now, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Bill Cassidy (LA) have introduced the latest edition of Trumpcare. And they have until nex...
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Every Version of Trumpcare is a Disaster for Older Americans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 Contact: Linda Benesch, [email protected] Every Version of Trumpcare is a Disaster for Older Americans (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in rea...
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Social Security Works Opposes the OPEN Act

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Social Security Works is strongly opposing and attempts to pass the Orphan Product Extensions Now (OPEN) Act. This legislation would increase drug prices for Americans, which is unacceptable, as drug prices are already TOO HIGH. Click here to read the Social Security Works letter in opposition to t...
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Social Security Works Endorses California’s SB 562, Healthy California Act

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Check out the Social Security Works endorsement of Healthy California Act! This bill would Save people’s lives. Ensure that every person receives the health care they need when they need it. Lower the costs of prescription drugs and medical procedures. Give people in the wealthie...
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SHAME! House Members Who Voted To Pass Trumpcare

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Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, AL-01 Rep. Martha Roby, AL-02 Rep. Mike Rogers, AL-03 Rep. Robert Aderholt, AL-04 Rep. Mo Brooks, AL-05 Rep. Gary Palmer, AL-06 Alaska Rep. Don Young, AK-AL Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, AZ-02 Rep. Paul Gosar, AZ-04 Rep. David Schweikert, AZ-06 Rep. Trent ...
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Social Security Works Letter of Support for Social Security 2100 Act

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Social Security Works is happy to support Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT-1) as they reintroduce the Social Security 2100 Act of 2017. This legislation would expand Social Security benefits for all Americans. Please see our letters of support below. Senate Letter of Suppo...
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Social Security Administration Hiring Freeze Opposition Letter

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The Trump Administration began a federal hiring freeze upon commencing their term. Social Security Works and the Strengthen Social Security Coalition stand firm against any efforts to undermine our Social Security system, including under resourcing the Social Security Administration. Here are the...
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