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Protecting social security for the next generation

Ed Schultz sat down with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ala., to talk about how to reform Social Security and protect it for the next generation in the process.Full story

Planning for a generation that will live past 100

BOSTON (Reuters) - More than half of the babies born today may expect to live past the age of 100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which forecasts the number of Americans over 65 doubling to 80 million by 2040. Full story

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The legality of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing is being challenged in the courts. At issue are the unfunded pensions and health benefits promised to city workers. Retired Detroit policeman Don Taylor joins NewsNation’s Tamron Hall to discuss the hardships the city’s bankruptcy filing has impos

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  Good news for Medicare

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  What Social Security, Medicare insolvency means for Americans

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Rep. Yarmuth explains what Social Security’s insolvency in 2033 and Medicare’s insolvency in 2026 means for Americans.  He also comments on the poor management and judgment occurring within the IRS. He reveals

  Medicare headed for insolvency in 2026

The latest prediction as to when Medicare will exhaust its assets is now two years later than earlier estimates because health care spending is increasing at a slower rate. Social Security funds will reportedly be depleted in 2033. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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