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  • Hammer Misses the Mark

    In today’s Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer calls into question the integrity of the Social Security trust fund and the integrity of statements I have made recently about the program. Let’s examine his charges.


  • A Tribute to Bob Ball

    Last Friday, I had the honor to deliver remarks at the dedication of the Robert M. Ball Federal Building in Baltimore.


  • What You Missed: The State of the Union and the Economy

    Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, answers questions on the economy, and the plans the President outlined in the State of the Union for winning the future.


  • Calculador de Beneficios de Jubilación, Ahora Disponible en Español

    Según la Oficina del Censo, en los EE.UU. más de 35 millones de personas hablan español principalmente en sus hogares. Como Comisionado del Seguro Social, por mucho tiempo he pensado que para mejor servir a la comunidad hispana es importante hacer disponible nuestros servicios más populares en español. Me complace anunciar que nuestro servicio de internet más popular –el Calculador de beneficios de jubilación- ya está disponible en español en el sitio www.segurosocial.gov.


  • Giving You the Information You Need to Make Good Retirement Choices

    Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, discusses the new rules announced by the Department of Labor to help make sure Americans have access to the information they need to make good decisions about how to save for retirement.


  • Protecting Medicare Benefits and Offering Clear Choices for Seniors

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is improving the Medicare Prescription Drug program, including making Medicare Part D easier to use. These reforms are part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to ensuring that the benefits of Medicare are secure, and that seniors gain more control and can more easily make choices that best meet their needs.


  • Weekly Address: Honoring Social Security, Not Privatizing It

    On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, President Obama promises to protect it from Republican leaders in Congress who have made privatization a key part of their agenda. He makes clear that, especially in light of the financial crisis, gambling Social Security on Wall Street makes no sense.


  • A Bad Road for Seniors

    While some in Congress look to turn Medicare into a voucher program, the Affordable Care Act will strengthen Medicare, lowering costs for seniors and saving the country billions.


  • Protecting Seniors' Care

    Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, joins the President in commending passage of legislation to prevent a 21-percent pay cut for doctors participating in Medicare.


  • Honoring the Global Effort to End Elder Abuse

    Tina Tchen highlights efforts taking place today, the 5th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to address and end the abuse and neglect of seniors.


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