Apr 24, 2012 The Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than previously thought in 2033. As for Medicare, that's still on track to run out of cash in 2024.
Apr 24, 2012 Social Security's shortfall is manageable, but it's also real.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Apr 23, 2012 A trustee report on the fiscal health of Medicare and Social Security will allow political parties to spin their message.
Apr 19, 2012 After a yearlong experiment, Medicare will start shopping like the rest of the federal government. It will use a competitive bidding process for medical supplies.
Apr 10, 2012 Social Security claims came down last year, an intriguing sign that older workers are feeling better about their job prospects.
Apr 3, 2012 A new report from the General Services Administration's inspector general says government officials spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas -- and the money wasn't only going to binders and bag lunches.
Mar 29, 2012 "A steadily growing portion of the workforce will continue to work at least part-time well beyond the 'normal' retirement age of 65," says a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.
Mar 14, 2012 In this election year, commentator Emma Williams fears the health care program for seniors and the disabled will become a political football.
Mar 5, 2012 We're less than six weeks away from tax day, and this year the IRS is gonna have to do more with less when it comes to processing all those returns. President Obama hopes to change that.