Last year, almost half of the 151 million calls to the SSA’s national 1-800-number and field offices went unanswered.
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Connecticut, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for residents of the Constitution State increased only 12 percent. Prescription drugs do not work if patients cannot afford them.
Despite misleading claims by opponents, including CBIA, the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (CRSP) is not a state-run retirement plan. In fact it is a private sector solution to a growing retirement savings crisis. Employees who invest in these voluntary and privately-run portable Roth IRA plans face no more risk than any other IRA investor, which includes me and, I am sure, many CBIA staff and business owners.