You've Earned a Say on Medicare and Social Security

You've
Earned a Say

After years of paying into Medicare and Social Security, you deserve a voice in their future. You've Earned a Say is a national conversation committed to providing you with information about the proposals on the table in Washington — without the political jargon and spin.

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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.

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The Chained CPI & You

The Chained CPI & You - 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

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.

New Social Security Report

Benefits Generate Billions for U.S. Economy

A new AARP study shows that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries generates nearly $1.4 trillion for the economy and supports over 9.2 million jobs. Read

The Latest on Medicare

AARP Fights for Your Medicare Benefits

You’ve earned a say about the future of Medicare. That’s why AARP is fighting to stop harmful cuts to your Medicare benefits as part of a budget deal. We need responsible solutions, not cuts that will hurt all of us. Read

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Facts

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.

Figures for Medicare | Figures for Social Security

Pros and Cons: What’s on the Table in Washington?

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.

Options for Medicare  |  Options for Social Security

How Would You Strengthen Social Security?

Use the Strengthen Social Security Tool and then tell Washington how you would strengthen Social Security. 

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

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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:

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"I do believe it is important to strengthen Medicare and Social Security because many people depend on these programs."
—Ruth M., Englewood, Colorado.

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