BILL HAMMONS FOR UNITED STATES SENATE AND COLORADO
CPR VOTER GUIDE: SS & MC VIABILITY
What should the federal government do to improve the long-term financial viability of Medicare and Social Security?
Answer: The way to secure Social Security on a permanent basis is to fund the Trust Fund's benefit distribution every year with the previous year's Social Security taxes. The year-to-year variability in benefits can be off-set by sales of Social Security Insurance issued by private insurers (there are plenty of capitalists who are willing to bet that the economy and incomes will grow in any given year; needless to say this insurance will need to be re-insured and well-regulated). See above for my Medicare for All proposal; current private premiums could be rolled into funding for health care that is government-funded but *not* government-run.
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