Here's a close look at what the recent Trustees report says about Social Security and Medicare, plus what the candidates say.
Drew Altman: Two things happened this week that could heighten Medicare's visibility in the coming election cycle.
You may not be interested in the ticking time bomb of entitlements, but the ticking time bomb of entitlements is interested in you. The new numbers and projections for Social Security and Medicaid are out from the program’s trustees,...Show More Summary
A Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of Led Zeppelin today, in a copyright case involving "Stairway to Heaven," the Hollywood Reporter reports. In May 2014, Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the estate of former Spirit guitarist Randy California...Show More Summary
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2016 Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports (after the jump):
“Carnegie Hall announced on Wednesday that it was renaming its first level of boxes the Blavatnik Family First Tier in recognition of a $25 million gift from Len Blavatnik, a trustee there since 2014, and his family foundation.”
In their annual report, Social Security trustees say the program will be insolvent in 2034. Medicare Part A even sooner.
On Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m. the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting on the 6th floor of the Central Library.
WASHINGTON -- Social Security will be able to pay full benefits until 2034, when it will face a modest gap in funding, the social insurance program’s trustees reported on Wednesday. Although the findings of the annual report on Social...Show More Summary
The financial outlook for Social Security and Medicare has changed little since last year, according to today's reports from the programs' trustees. Social Security can pay full benefits until 2034 and Medicare's Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund through 2028. Show More Summary
The Social Security Board of Trustees has just released its annual report to Congress. It shows that Social Security has a large and growing surplus, and its future cost is fully affordable. Indeed, a greatly expanded Social Security is fully affordable. According to the new report, Social Security is 100 percent funded for the next eighteen years. Show More Summary
A report could add a note of fiscal reality to a presidential campaign that has given scant attention to the fiscal challenges of an aging population.
Dean Baker: Statement on the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report: The 2016 Social Security Trustees Report is little changed from the 2015 Report. It shows a small decrease in the projected 75-year shortfall of 0.02 percentage points. Changes in the...
Biotech and pharma investors can breath a huge sigh of relief. On Wednesday, the latest annual Medicare trustees report revealed a drug-pricing panel — the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — won't be formed until next year. This...Show More Summary
Susan B. Dillon, Ph.D., is appointed to Wistar's Board of Trustees
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a very untypical exchange during what’s usually a routine conference call. Tuesday morning, the University of Alabama board of trustees’ compensation committee approved raises for nearly all of the returning...Show More Summary
The renomination of conservative Charles P. Blahous III as a Social Security public trustee, which has riled the program’s advocates, ran into another potential roadblock Tuesday. Three Democratic Senators—Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Charles Schumer of New York, and Sheldon Whitehouse of...
The Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This fun-filled family event will be held at the DiPiero Family home, on the picturesque Navesink River, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Verna B. Dauterive, a USC donor and longtime Los Angeles Unified School District principal, died June 1 of natural causes. She was 93. Dauterive was hired by L.A. schools in 1943, one of only four black teachers in the district at the time. Four decades later, Dauterive and her husband, Peter,...
I spent the weekend in the Philadelphia area doing some presentations for a Board of Trustees retreat. Fun time – they were, as you could expect, VERY engaged. Here are my presentations! Tech Trends for 2016 from David King and Shaping an Organization Responsive to Change from David King Enjoy!