Social Security and Medicare Projections: 2009
Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): Pamela Villarreal
Keywords: trustees report; pay as you go; social security; medicare
Coverage: United States
The 2009 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports show the combined unfunded liability of these two programs has reached nearly $107 trillion in today's dollars! That is about seven times the size of the U.S. economy and 10 times the size of the outstanding national debt.