Medicare and Social Security
Too many people rely on Medicare and Social Security to allow these programs to go bankrupt. Our national debt places our future as a nation at risk, and cutting these programs that so many Americans depend on for their own futures is not the solution to this problem.
Over the past few years, Congress has taken steps to improve the management of the Social Security trust fund. I’m open to exploring the ideas of allowing Social Security trustees to invest in private securities and allowing younger taxpayers to invest some of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.
Congress must lead to improve and preserve Medicare for current and future retirees. Long-term solvency for these programs is an important goal, and making drastic cuts to the program is not the way to accomplish this goal. Social Security and Medicare are a contract that needs to be honored.
More on Medicare and Social Security
Before lawmakers leave for another recess, we are once again dealing with a September full of last-minute funding attempts and series of bills that seek to promote individual member priorities instead of attempting to solve some of the most pressing issues facing our government. Issues like our national debt, or the insolvency of Social Security and Social Security Disability (SSDI), that will have lasting effects on Americans for generations to come.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Leading Republicans in the House of Representatives aim to pass their Obamacare replacement bill by the end of the month.
But the analysis of the legislation from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday may have complicated that timeline.
For some of the party’s conservatives, the bill still has too much of the Affordable Care Act left in it. For some of its moderates, the number of people the bill wouldn’t provide coverage for is cause for alarm. Today, the White House and some leading Republicans left the door open to change.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of HR 1190 - Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. The bill will repeal Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of Obamacare becoming law.
“Today marks the five year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Obamacare) becoming law. This hastily written, partisan- piece of legislation was shoved through Congress and was forced on the American people. Since then we have seen countless delays, higher premiums, increased government regulations, and the raiding of Medicare to pay for this new system.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) issued the following statement supporting House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2015 budget resolution:
This week, Congressman Yoho voted in favor of the FY 14 Consolidated Approprations Act.
CONGRESSMAN YOHO VOTES FOR FULL FAITH AND CREDIT
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) voted in favor today of H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act. This bill eliminates the threat of debt default by ensuring interest payments and Social Security payments are always paid first should the debt ceiling be reached.