Neal Statement on 2019 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports
WASHINGTON, DC – Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement on the 2019 Medicare Trustees Report and 2019 Social Security Trustees Report:
“Today’s Social Security report shows little overall change in the financial condition of the program. Meanwhile, we continue to see how the Medicare trust fund has not recovered from years of Republicans’ harmful policies. Americans pay into these essential programs throughout their working lives, and they expect to receive the benefits they’ve earned.
“As Ways & Means Chairman, I believe deeply in this Committee’s ability – and responsibility – to find solutions that provide more Americans with the economic security they need to support their families and have financial peace of mind. As part of that mission, I am committed not only to protecting Social Security and Medicare, but also to enhancing these programs so that they better serve recipients. My Democratic colleagues and I are working hard to defend and strengthen these lifelines.”