Posts Tagged ‘ truth about social security and medicare ’

THE REAL COST OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The national conversation, sponsored by AARP, on the future of Social Security and Medicare posts a comment daily on their Facebook page.  You’ve Earned a Say asks senior citizens to respond to a few questions and then add comments about their Social Security and Medicare concerns.  One of the comments from Wisconsin said this, “Do [...]



Senior Finance: We CAN Afford Social Security and Medicare

Oct 28th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Hey, Senior Citizen Friends, Please read this if you don’t read anything else today: SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE CANNOT, I REPEAT CANNOT, GO BROKE. THEY ARE FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND AND EITHER WE, THE PEOPLE, CHOOSE TO PAY FOR THEM OR WE DON’T.  Wealth and financial soundness is not just measured in money; it’s also measured in [...]



Seniors: TRUTH About Hot Political Issues

Oct 23rd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ has attempted to highlight a number of issues senior citizens are concerned about in the past few months that the general public believes, but that in reality are false. For example, some people believe Social Security is either broke or going broke; in reality, it has a trillion dollar trust fund and it’s health will continue for a minimum of 25 years; some project 37.

The problem with believing what is not true is that if we go to the polls with misconceptions, we will elect people who will not be and do what we expect.

The Campaign for America’s Future and Huffington Post published an article this past week



Outlook for Medicare Improves in 2010

Aug 15th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The Trustees of Social Security and Medicare funds released the 2010 Annual Reports for each program.  The results are summarized here: The outlook for Medicare has improved substantially because of program changes made in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the “Affordable [...]