Reduced health care costs are breathing a little life into the trust fund that supports the Medicare program, adding two years to its lifespan since last year’s report. The prospects for Social Security, another important lifeline for retirees, remain unchanged, according to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees.
The long term health of both programs is in danger unless changes are made to eligibility requirements, benefits are cut or taxes increase.
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