Posts Tagged ‘ preserve Medicare ’

PROPOSED MEDICARE CHANGES: PROS AND CONS

Aug 5th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

One of the top ten concerns of senior citizens is Medicare.  Discussions about proposed changes in Medicare are a little baffling, and not easy to understand.  SCJ will make an honest attempt here to describe the proposals and offer references for the pros and cons.// One proposal would change the way Medicare pays for benefits. [...]



WHEN WILL SENIORS GET THE IDEA?

Jul 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When will seniors get the idea that there is no guaranteed, automatic, bound-to-be-there-for-us assurance that our futures in retirement are protected? It is more than discomfiting to observe seniors waving banners with misspelled words and bad language protesting the government’s efforts to protect and defend what “entitlements” we still enjoy.

There is little to no indication that current day ideology is being preserved and protected so that those who are older, have paid their dues will have some assurances that economic and other serious priority needs will continue to be defended in our behalf. “Entitlements” is a joke. There are those who are doing all they can to deny elders of expected income to have a somewhat protected old age. When those who are of the age we are now



READ OUR LIPS: NO CUTS IN SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Mar 19th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Seniors Pressure AARP to Stand Firm The Huffington Post recently published an article calling on AARP to stand firm against cuts in Social Security and Medicare.  Some are reporting that AARP is getting ‘soft’ because it sits in the lap of its life insurance company partners.  The article in HuffPost said AARP “…will soon be [...]



NATIONAL DEBT ISSUE SHOULD INCLUDE FINANCIAL SPECULATION TAX

Sep 27th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Tax Wall Street is Part of the Solution An op ed online caught our attention this week.  Dean Baker writes for NationofChange.com and he asked a reasonable question, “Why don’t the deficit hawks want to tax Wall Street?”// He points out that ‘shared sacrifice’ is preached by people from all corners, but somehow sacrifice for [...]