Medicare Funding

Secretaries Snow and Thompson talked about the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' reports. Secretary Snow focused on the… read more

Secretaries Snow and Thompson talked about the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' reports. Secretary Snow focused on the Social Security trust fund, while Secretary Thompson focused on the Medicare and Medicaid trust funds. They said that, according to current projections, the Social Security trust fund would begin experiencing negative cash flow in 2018, and would be empty by 2042. They also talked about new laws and efforts to keep the programs solvent. Following prepared remarks, the secretaries responded to questions from reporters. close

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181079-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 2004

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  • Mar 23, 2004 | 5:44pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 23, 2004 | 10:41pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 2004 | 2:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 2004 | 7:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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