What might a Republican Congress do about Social Security and Medicare?

What might a Republican Congress do about Social Security and Medicare?

If you receive, or one day will receive, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits—and that’s all of us, folks—you might want to pay closer attention to what’s being discussed here in Washington about these critical programs. A few lawmakers—in some cases elected by you to represent your best interests in Congress—are talking seriously about making major changes to them. Here’s some quick background: According to the Peterson Foundation, a nonpartisan analyzer of the federal budget, the so-called “Big Three”—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, along with other mandatory spending programs for health programs—together gobbled up $3.7 trillion out of the government’s $5.9 trillion budget in fiscal year 2022, which ended Sept, 30.