Social Security Solvency:
In the face of the coming retirement of the baby boom generation, some are suggesting that we abandon our 50-year promise and propose schemes to "privatize" Social Security. Sherman opposed these schemes, and cosponsored legislation preventing them, because he believes it would be irresponsible to replace a guarantee with a gamble, especially in today's market.
Allowing people to opt out of the Social Security system and play the stock market can have disastrous consequences for those who are imprudent or simply unlucky.
Physician Access for Medicare Beneficiaries:
In July 2008, President Bush vetoed the Medicare Improvements Act designed to prevent a 10.6% pay-cut to doctors who treat Medicare patients, and to improve coverage of preventive health care. Sherman helped to override the President’s veto, and pass this bill into law.
Deficit Reduction and Social Security:
Sherman cosponsored legislation to prohibit the federal government from borrowing from Social Security to balance our federal budget.
Fighting Medicare Fraud
Sherman supported the Affordable Care Act (HR 3590) which contains tough new tools to prevent, detect and take strong enforcement action against fraud in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, as well as private insurance. Congressional Republicans have pledged to repeal these tools.
View Press Releases on Social Security & Medicare
April 6, 2011
AARP Condemns Republican Medicare Proposal
March 15, 2010
Congressman Sherman Releases Valley Poll Results
February 22, 2010
Congressman Sherman Hosts Valley Town Hall Meeting
September 26, 2006
Millions Face Medicare Prescription Coverage Gap
March 22, 2005
SHERMAN HOLDS TOWN HALL ON PROTECTING SOCIAL SECURITY
January 20, 2005
Statement of Congressman Sherman
July 6, 2004
CONGRESSMAN SHERMAN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
January 20, 2004
STATEMENT OF CONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN ON THE STATE OF THE UNION
View Opinion Editorials on Social Security & Medicare
February 25, 2010
Improving the Valley Economy
September 23, 2009
Serving the San Fernando Valley
February 7, 2007
The Bush Budget is Bad Business
August 1, 2006
Congressman Sherman Favors a New Direction for America
October 30, 2005
Practical Information on the New Medicare Drug Coverage
April 1, 2004
Does The I.R.S. Owe You Money?