The Hill - Nobody disagrees that demographic shifts in America portend a serious reckoning for critical programs for senior citizens like Social Security and Medicare. Census data for 2017 show there are 25 people age 65 years and older for every 100 people in the workforce - the people who pay into Social Security and Medicare.
The number of retirees climbs to 35 for every 100 workers by 2030, and 42 retirees per 100 people in the workforce by 2060. This is a sobering trend that will significantly affect Social Security and Medicare funding. The impact is particularly troubling...>>>