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SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2017/ssi_sc17.pdf

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  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

 

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2018 to 2028

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53826-healthinsurancecoverage.pdf

Estimates that the federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $685 billion in 2018.  This cost includes the cost of preferential tax treatment for work-related insurance coverage, the cost of Medicaid and Medicare for those under 65, and government payments for other kinds of health insurance such as the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Seventeenth Report to Congress

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/259196/WELFAREINDICATORS17THREPORT.pdf

Latest in a series of reports on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reports that the share of the U.S. population in 2015 receiving more than half of their income from government welfare programs amounted to 4.6% of the population or 14.7 million persons.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

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

 

Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_18_033

Press release announcing reforms of subsidized housing policies, which include increases in rental fees and easier means for housing authorities to impose work requirements. From the Housing and Urban Development Department

 

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