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  • What the 2007 Trustees' Report Shows about Social Security
    Robert Greenstein and Chad Stone
    April 24, 2007

    Executive Summary On April 23, the Social Security Board of Trustees released the 67th annual report on the program’s financial and actuarial status.  The report projects that Social Security’s trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2041, one year later than in last year’s projection.  In 2041, Social Security will be …
  • A Brief Analysis of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report
    April 23, 2007

    The new Trustees’ report shows that action will need to be taken to shore up Social Security’s and Medicare’s finances.  In evaluating the new report, several points should be kept in mind. The most serious financing problems are in Medicare.  They primarily stem not from the nature of the Medicare program …
  • Statement by Robert Greenstein on the New Report from the Medicare Trustees
    Robert Greenstein
    April 23, 2007

    Today’s report shows why it is so important for Congress to stand up to the health insurance companies and eliminate the large overpayments Medicare is making to private health insurance companies.  Those overpayments, which the insurance companies have launched a …
  • There Is No General “Entitlement Crisis”
    Aviva Aron-Dine and Richard Kogan
    January 29, 2007

    As is well known, the United States will face grave budget challenges in coming decades.  In a new set of federal budget projections through 2050, we find that if current policies remain unchanged, federal expenditures will increase substantially as a share of the economy and revenues will fall short of covering expenditures by increasing amounts, leading to exploding …
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