The Solvency or Insolvency of Social Security and Medicare

I was a bit overwhelmed and humbled as I read this. It seems to be a non-partisan treatment of the threats to the survival of Social Security and Medicare, 2 programs that many of us rely on. Sure, the numbers have been flying around like fur, but these seem to be cold , had, undeniable facts. And, sure, there’s someone out there who is a naysayer, but I’m inclined to believe a good part of this, and it downright puts a bit of reality on my denial table today. Without further ado, a recently published article from the Christian Science Monitor:

 

Social Security and Medicare: time running out to fix them, trustees say (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (c.) accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (r.) and Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris speaks about Social Security and Medicare on Friday at the Treasury Department in Washington. The government says Medicare’…

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