Imagine if Social Security were put on trial. There isn't a judge in the land that would let Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, stay on the jury.
This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings for serious diseases.
Retirees must keep a close eye on the bi-partisan commission President Obama created to lower the federal budget deficit. Many in Washington are urging the panel to recommend changes in Social Security as a way to reduce the debt.