Concerned that Medicare expenditures will outstrip assets starting in 2012 and that Social Security funding could vanish by 2040, two senators introduced legislation intended to secure long-term financial stability for these entitlement programs. The Social Security and Medicare Solvency Commission Act (S 355 [http://thomas.loc.gov]) would create a permanent, 15-member bipartisan commission that would make recommendations on how best to save these programs.
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