Dignity Act Expected to Save Social Security, Medicare, Healthcare

Dignity Act Expected to Save Social Security, Medicare, Healthcare

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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May 5, 2024

Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar's (R) Dignity Act has received a bipartisan wave of support. As Rep. Salazar, Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar (D) and the bill's cosponsors continue to highlight the bill's strength, a recent report could provide the push it needs to be signed into law. A new report indicates that the Dignity Act could save social security, medicare, and healthcare at a time when all three are languishing.

The Brookings Institution has released a report that identifies the Dignity Act as a solution to the United States' growing Social Security and Medicare solvency crisis. The bill would also address the growing workforce shortages in the country, especially in the healthcare industry.

The report cites several provisions from the Dignity Act, noting them as solutions to the largest economic issues in the U.S. Specifically, the report cites adjusting status for Dreamers, implementing the Dignity Program, and addressing visa backlogs as policy proposals that would boost America's economy as well as address concerns regarding Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.

"The Dignity Act will prevent the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds from going solvent, while ensuring we have an adequate healthcare workforce to take care of our aging population and Florida's seniors," Rep. Salazar said. "This will keep the economy growing and the American Dream alive for current and future generations."

Introduced as an immigration bill, a national security bill, and an economic bill, the Dignity Act also received support from an analysis conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The analysis noted that the legislation would provide $4 trillion in overall United States GDP growth over the next 10 years, an estimated 14% expansion.

So far, the Dignity Act has received over 3o Members of Congress cosponsoring it as well as the support and endorsement from over 50+ stakeholders.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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