Trump Administration Considering ‘Back-Door Way’ to Cut Social Security

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/11/trump-administration-considering-back-door-way-cut-social-security Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Common Dreams ‘If Trump proposes this Trojan horse, it would be the newest shot in the ongoing Republican war against Social Security’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Social Security Works … Continued

KRC on U.S. Senate Action to Prevent Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/march/krc-us-senate-action-prevent-cities-improving-retirement-security-private-sector-workers Mar 31, 2017 04:39 pm | Stephen Herzenberg We issued the following statement in my name this week in response to the U.S. Senate vote on H.J. Resolution 67 blocking a rule that would make it easier … Continued

PA Voters Oppose Medical Liability Bill

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-30/health-issues/pa-voters-oppose-medical-liability-bill/a57054-1 March 30, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HR 1215 would shield nursing homes from liability for abuse and neglect. (Roger W/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A majority of Pennsylvania voters … Continued

AARP: Medicare Vouchers Would Raise Costs for PA Seniors

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-06/senior-issues/aarp-medicare-vouchers-would-raise-costs-for-pa-seniors/a56702-1 March 6, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Reining in the cost of prescription drugs is one way to reduce Medicare costs, according to AARP. (USMC/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – … Continued

Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/21/older-americans-pushed-poverty-feds-garnish-social-security-student-debt Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,’ says Elizabeth Warren By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer “We could … Continued