Medicare trustees: System headed for bankruptcy in 2019
Social Security is projected to stay solvent until 2041, but the government says Medicare -- the health care program that covers 43 million Americans -- will be bankrupt in just 12 years. In a recent report, the program's trustees say urgent reform is necessary if the nation wants to save Medicare.
- David Durenberger: Former U.S. senator, R-Minn. Durenberger, who earned the nickname "Senator Health" when he was in Congress, is chair of National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas.
- Susan Foote: Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.