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Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2015/index.html

Annual statistical report presenting earnings and employment data by sex and age for people in employment covered under Social Security and Medicare. Covers all states, DC, and outlying areas. From the Social Security Administration

 

Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53922-meanstestedprograms.pdf

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2018 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr18summary.pdf

20+ page summary of the key findings on the current financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  The two programs amounted to 42% of federal program expenditures in FY2017 and both programs are expected to experience cost growth in excess of GDP growth due to aging of the population.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Fact Sheet: Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0405

Summarizes the annual financial review of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.  Recent policy changes will result in less funding for the Part A Medicare Hospital Fund which will be insolvent by 2026  Social Security is solvent until 2034 under current policies.  Includes links to full text of the Medicare and Social Security reports.  From the Treasury Department

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2017

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2017/index.html

Provides program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, zip code area, and Social Security Administration field office.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2017/index.html

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060

Categories: Children,Elderly,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P25_1144.pdf

Sees some historic moments in the coming projections including 2030 when one in five Americans will be projected to be of retirement age and 2035 when older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.   From the Census Bureau

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Provides a stark picture of income inequality in the U.S. where, in 2014, the lowest fifth had average annual income of about $19,000 and the highest fifth had $281,000.  Also discusses trends in income inequality and how federal programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and taxes affected the distribution of income in 2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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