August 3, 2015


1 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses the latest reports by the trustees for Medicare and Social Security and the long-term challenges facing both programs in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. 

Medicare, the federal program that provides health care for older and disabled Americans, marked its 50th anniversary this week. Tens of millions of older Americans — including millions of Floridians — rely on Medicare for health coverage and...

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13 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 11 organizations is urging Congressional tax conferees to oppose a Senate provision that could raise the deficit or force deep cuts in non-transportation spending by transferring the 4.3 cents-per-gallon fuels tax enacted in 1993 to the Highway Trust Fund. The... Read More
9 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will run an ad in this Sunday's New York Times urging President Clinton to strongly support measures moving through Congress that would raise monthly Medicare premiums for the affluent elderly and gradually raise the Medicare eligibility age for workers retiring... Read More
25 Jun, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens' Council today urged Senators to oppose any attempt to remove the "Kidsave" mandatory savings tax credit from the tax bill currently before the Senate. The Kidsave mandatory savings measure, authored by Sens. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) and John... Read More
25 Jun, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens' Council is urging Senators to oppose the transfer of the 4.3 cents-per gallon federal gasoline tax enacted in 1993 from deficit reduction to the Highway Trust Funds. Concord Executive Director Martha Phillips said the transfer, currently included in... Read More
24 Jun, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised the 70 members of the Senate who last night voted in favor of raising monthly Medicare premiums for the affluent elderly, and urged President Clinton and members of the House to support the measure. "In the hundreds of public forums we have... Read More
23 Jun, 1997 - Facing Facts
With its proposal to reduce Medicare's Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) subsidies to affluent beneficiaries, the Senate Finance Committee is pushing the budget debate in the right direction.The Concord Coalition has long argued that means-testing is an equitable way to reduce the rising burden... Read More
22 Jun, 1997 - Facing Facts
Does Social Security give Americans their "money's worth"? The old answer -- of course it does -- has in recent years come under increasing attack. Small wonder. Rates of return on contributions keep falling. According to most experts, a growing share of new retirees are not getting back the market... Read More
27 May, 1997 - Facing Facts
The budget deal's defects are by now well known. Its proposed savings are grossly backended -- over half of the deficit reduction is postponed until 2002 -- and are therefore uncertain. It leans on highly optimistic policy assumptions. And it creates new entitlements without enacting any structural... Read More
1 May, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today congratulated the Congressional leadership and White House on reaching agreement on a plan to balance the budget by 2002, but cautioned that much more work is left to be done. "The bipartisan negotiators of this deal deserve praise for reaching... Read More
27 Apr, 1997 - Facing Facts
The 1997 annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees, released late last week, are similar to the 1996 reports. The main thing that's changed is that we are now a year closer to the Baby Boom's retirement and fiscal collapse. The Trustees still project that Social Security... Read More