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Disability Insurance

Ways and Means Members Express Concerns Related to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

November 17, 2015 — Press Releases

Washington, DC — Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) sent a letter this morning to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Andrew Slavitt. In the letter, the members expressed concerns related to Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), specifically to do with payment for certain accessories as related to ...

Ryan Opening Statement: Promoting Opportunity for Disability Insurance Beneficiaries

July 09, 2015 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on promoting work opportunities for Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries. "So, this is our first, full-committee hearing on Social Security since 2008. And our goal here is to get ahead of the curve. ...

DI Reform: Opportunity for Everyone to Meet Their Potential

July 09, 2015 — Blog

This morning, Ways and Means is holding its first full committee hearing on Social Security in years. The focus is the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program—and how to make it work better.  We know that DI is facing a significant funding challenge—the program’s trust fund will soon be exhausted and unless Congress acts, a twenty percent cut ...

Ryan, Johnson, and Hatch Call on Disability Community to Provide Ideas to Help Strengthen Social Security’s Disability Insurance Program

July 08, 2015 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today called on the disability community and other interested stakeholders to bring ideas to the table on how best to address the impending depletion of reserves in the Social Security’s ...

Getting Things Done: Promoting Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities

July 02, 2015 — Blog

At Ways and Means, we confront big challenges—and few are bigger than finding a sustainable solution to the trust fund shortfall in our Disability Insurance (DI) program. But the committee, led by Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX), is up to the task. In the first six months of the year, our members have been doing the work needed to advance a ...