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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, center, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, and Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, speaks about Social Security and Medicare. The government says Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033. The date for Medicare is two years later than was projected last year. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Trustees: Medicare trust fund exhausted in 2026, Social Security in 2033

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By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

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