Trustees rating health of Social Security, Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s two largest benefit programs face short- and long-term financial problems as they close in on milestone anniversaries.

The magnitude of those problems will become clearer when the trustees for Social Security and Medicare issue their annual report cards.

Last year, the trustees said the trust fund that supports Social Security’s disability program would run dry in 2016.

Unless Congress addresses the shortfall, it would trigger an automatic...

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