Policy: Entitlements

Only two years until Social Security's disability fund runs out

By Joseph Lawler | 07/28/14 02:34 PM

The Social Security disability trust fund is only two years away from exhaustion, Social Security's Board of Trustees announced Monday, while saying that Medicare's finances appear to have strengthened, thanks to slowing growth in the cost of health care.
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Medicare's own health looking better, report says


WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...
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Report: NYC public housing falls short

By Associated Press | 07/28/14 09:16 AM

The number of reports of multiple deficiencies in New York City's public housing units nearly doubled between 2008 and 2011 from 19 percent to 11 percent.
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