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Social Security, Medicare and Their Financial Implications

Granite Staters earn Social Security benefits through a lifetime of hard work. But the program is facing long-term financial challenges as the overall population ages and contributions aren’t keeping up with longer life expectancies. And while Medicare provides guaranteed affordable health care, the program’s challenges include rising health care costs and a growing number of people entering the program.

See Also: 10 Things You Should Know About Social Security

“That is why the future of Social Security and Medicare loom as key battleground issues in the 2012 elections,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Kelly Clark. “The next President and Congress may well determine the future of these vital programs.”

Test your knowledge of the impact of Social Security and Medicare with these interesting facts.
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