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A Guide to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research August 22, 2018

A summary of our conclusions upon review of the 2018 Social Security and Medicare trustees’ reports, published by the ex officio trustees earlier this year.

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A Letter to the Public from the Former Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Economy / Research June 14, 2018

This letter provides information about program finances that would typically be included in the public trustees’ annual letter to the public.

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Social Security, Medicare Finances Will Worsen with Inaction

Economy / Press Release October 11, 2017

Both programs face substantial, certain, and worsening financial challenges that grow more difficult to resolve with each additional year of delay.

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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An Issue for All Ages: Retirement in America

Economy / October 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

The former public trustees of Social Security and Medicare trust funds will offer an assessment of the state of these important programs.

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A Letter From the Former Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Economy / Research July 14, 2017

Today, the ex officio trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released the 2017 annual reports on the financial conditions of the two programs. The trustees’ projections remain ominous for the financial future of the programs, with serious implications for millions of current and future program beneficiaries as well as taxpaying workers.

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Trustees Reports Highlight Social Security, Medicare Trust Fund Challenges

Economy / Press Release July 13, 2017

The trustees for Social Security and Medicare today released their annual reports, providing an update on the financial conditions of the programs’ trust funds. The reports highlight the significant financial challenges that each program continues to face.

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The Financial Future of Social Security and Medicare

Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog June 22, 2017

In total, the federal government spent nearly $1.5 trillion on Social Security and Medicare in 2016, and their current and future financial status is of the utmost importance.

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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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Blahous, Reischauer to Provide Independent Analysis

Economy / Press Release June 15, 2017

Charles P. Blahous III and Robert Reischauer will reprise their roles through a new platform at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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