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Trustees Detail Pre-COVID-19 Medicare, Social Security Insolvency Timeline

the Social Security trust funds in 15 years. After accounting for the sharp economic downturn caused by the pandemic, the trust funds are likely to...

Support for TRUST Act Grows

The Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act, or the TRUST Act, was introduced last fall on a bipartisan basis in both chambers of Congress to...

Maya MacGuineas: Utah Statesmen Seek to Fix Our Most Pressing Problems

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed the Social Security Expansion Act , which would increase Social Security benefits,...

Bipartisan Group Introduces TRUST Act

Earlier this week, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), alongside...

Why Are CBO and SSA so Far Apart on SS2100?

Both the Social Security Administration's (SSA) chief actuary, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released updated estimates of the...

2019 Technical Panel Shows Social Security Could Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought

The Social Security Advisory Board's (SSAB) 2019 Technical Panel released its final report last week, projecting that under its suggested changes to...

What Would Social Security 2100 Mean for the Debt?

Saving Social Security from its looming trust fund insolvency would significantly improve the overall fiscal picture . Under the Congressional Budget...

Chartbook: Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

Below is a Chartbook that corresponds to the paper "Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform":