A worsening in the financial condition of Social Security and Medicare and bitter political divisions among lawmakers who’d have try to find solutions have raised the level of concern around the government’s latest status report on the two bedrock programs. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press file)

A worsening in the financial condition of Social Security and Medicare and bitter political divisions among lawmakers who’d have try to find solutions have raised the level of concern around the government’s latest status report on the two bedrock programs. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press file)

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