Jul 7, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Hearing On Disability Benefits Coming This Month

     From Greg Sargent, writing for the Washington Post:
Democrats are bracing for a new assault from Republicans on the safety net that could come as early as this month — in particular, on disability insurance. ...
Senator Orrin Hatch has requested a Finance Committee hearing into Social Social Security Disability Insurance — whose trust fund is set to be depleted soon — and Dems on the committee have agreed. It may take place this month, before the August recess. ...
Republicans such as Senator Tom Coburn have argued that the disability program is being “gamed” by “scalawags,” and that a third of claims are bogus, putting the program in financial trouble.

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