Make Your Voice Heard
Tell Washington: Don’t Use My Medicare and Social Security as a Bargaining Chip
Although Washington averted an economic crisis, politicians are starting a new round of budget talks, and cuts to your Medicare and Social Security benefits are on the table. Some lawmakers want to trade cuts to your benefits for other government spending. Others want to cut them to reduce the deficit. AARP is calling on the president and Congress to leave cuts to your hard-earned benefits out of any budget deal. Make your voice heard.
The Chained CPI & You
What the Heck is Chained CPI?
AARP's David Certner explains how a budget proposal being considered by Congress and the president could cut the value of your Social Security benefits
'Who Will Be Hurt by the Chained CPI?' explains why the chained CPI is a benefit cut and will hurt the most vulnerable individuals and their families: seniors, women, veterans and people with disabilities.
'Voters 50+ and the Chained CPI Survey Results' highlights how older Americans feel about Social Security, the chained CPI and the national deficit.
What Would a Harmful Budget Deal That Cuts Social Security and Medicare Mean For You?
State-by-state analysis shows how much an irresponsible budget deal could cost seniors and how many people in your state would be left without health care.
While Washington talks about the future of Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors, AARP is providing balanced information — both the pros and the cons — about the options being considered, so you can have your say about the future.
How Much Would Your Benefits Be Cut?
Use AARP’s handy tool to see how your Social Security or veterans’ benefits would be impacted if Washington changes the cost-of-living-adjustment. Read More
Amount of Benefit Cut
If Washington changes the cost-of-living adjustment, over X years,
you would lose:
If Washington changes the cost-of-living adjustment, beginning at age 62, over X years, you would lose:
If Washington changes the cost-of-living adjustment, over X years, beginning in 2014, you would lose: