WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports were issued:
“Today’s report shows that as a result of the health care reform law, Medicare will remain solvent for an additional 12 years beyond what was projected last year. Congress must remain committed to achieving the cost savings laid out in the health care reform law, so that we ensure Medicare remains available for seniors for years to come.
“However, today’s report also shows that the importance of strengthening Social Security. While Republicans want to privatize Social Security and leave seniors’ retirements to the whims of Wall Street, Democrats are fighting to protect it.”