A look at how funding for Social Security has slipped

02/29/2012 | National Underwriter Life & Health

When Social Security launched, during the Great Depression, seniors often didn't live many years after benefits began, sales coach Michael Ham writes. By the 1950s, there were fewer workers for each Social Security recipient, and today, life expectancies extend almost 20 years past eligibility. The program is in a dangerous spot, Ham writes, and without immediate change "it will not be able to pay out the benefits promised to retirees."

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