President Obama and Congress are trying to reach a budget deal that would cut $127 billion from Social Security benefits over the next ten years, hurting many older Americans who are already living on tight budgets stretched by prescriptions, utilities, and health care costs. The fact is Social Security is a self-financed program, not a piggy bank for deficit reduction.
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.
You’ve paid into Medicare your entire working life. Our elected leaders owe it to you and all Americans to take responsible, common sense action to keep Medicare strong for seniors and generations to come.
Make sure your members of Congress and President Obama know where you stand. Add your name to the open letter today!
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The Chained CPI & You
'Voters 50+ and the Chained CPI Survey Results' highlights how older Americans feel about Social Security, the chained CPI and the national deficit.
'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.
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.
Cut through the political campaign clutter and find out what the candidates in the Massachusetts Senate Special Election are saying about Social Security and Medicare. Get the facts on these important issues now.
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: