Trustees Reports Show Social Security Shortfall Manageable, Medicare’s Problems More Daunting
Publication Date: April 2008
Author(s): Paul N. Van de Water
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Fiscal future; Federal budget; Health insurance
The annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees project the financial status of these two programs for the next 75 years. The new reports confirm that policymakers will need to take action to keep Social Security and Medicare on a sound financial footing.