Editorial: Grim Medicare Outlook Not Surprising
According to a Washington Post editorial, "You'd have to be living under a rock to be surprised by this week's news from Social Security and Medicare trustees that the programs are in trouble." It adds, "The U.S. population is aging, health care costs are spiraling upward and neither program has the money to cover promised benefits." The editorial concludes that "entitlement reform shouldnât wait."
- "The Trustees' Report" (Washington Post, 5/14).