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CBPP Statement: Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Robert Greenstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Economic projections; Senior citizen; Retirement; Elderly

Type: Report


Policymakers will need to take action to shore up Social Security and Medicare finances, with the challenge being more modest in Social Security and more daunting in Medicare.