John Boehner On Entitlement Cuts: ‘Everything Is On The Table’

Posted February 15th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Elise Foly for Huffington Post – WASHINGTON — House Republicans remain divided on whether their upcoming budget for fiscal year 2012 will include cuts to government...Continue reading.

Saving Social Security

Posted February 15th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
The highly successful program, under attack by Republicans and Wall Street, can easily be shored up for future retirees. By Bernie Sanders for the LA Times – Social Security...Continue reading.

For Governors, Medicaid Looks Ripe for Slashing

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Kevin Sack for the New York Times – Hamstrung by federal prohibitions against lowering Medicaid eligibility, governors from both parties are exercising their remaining options...Continue reading.

Deficit reduction push gains steam

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By David Rogers for Politico – A bipartisan effort to resurrect the recommendations of last year’s presidential deficit-reduction commission gained steam Tuesday in the Senate,...Continue reading.

House Republicans Consider Privatizing Medicare

Posted January 28th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
From the AP – WASHINGTON — Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health...Continue reading.

Obama won’t endorse raising retirement age or reducing Social Security benefits

Posted January 24th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Lori Montgomery for the Washington Post – President Obama has decided not to endorse his deficit commission’s recommendation to raise the retirement age, and otherwise...Continue reading.

New Coalition of Latino Organizations Unveil Plan to Protect Social Security

Posted January 21st, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Latinos for a Secure Retirement was launched to serve as a voice for the Latino American community in the fight to defend Social Security as new threats emerge...Continue reading.

Obama’s Social Security Talk Is Turning Voters Off, Pollsters Say

Posted January 20th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Dan Froomkin for Huffington Post – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s apparent willingness to consider cuts in Social Security benefits may be winning him points...Continue reading.

Nurses Call on President Obama to “Stand Up” and Protect Retirement Security

Posted January 20th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
Largest RN Union Releases New Video of Chicago Nurses Urging the President to Stand Up to Corporate Interests The nation’s largest union and professional association of registered...Continue reading.

Zero Hour for Social Security

Posted January 10th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Robert Kuttner for Huffington Post – As I have previously warned–and I hope I’m wrong–President Obama seems on the verge of needlessly cutting America’s...Continue reading.