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The number of workers per Medicare beneficiary is falling

Created on May 22, 2012

The number of workers per Medicare beneficiary is falling

Revised and Updated March 22, 2013

Slide 3 | Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform

Workers' contributions to Medicare aren't set aside for their own retirement— they pay for current beneficiaries. A main cause of Medicare's growing insolvency is that the ratio of workers to beneficiaries is falling.