As reporters prepare to cover the soon-to-be-released 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, the Strengthen Social Security Coalition provides you with this background analysis which summarizes what are likely to be the Social Security report’s key findings (based on last year’s forecasts), and puts them in context. Please note that this backgrounder does not deal with the Medicare Trustees Report. The Medicare report, released simultaneously, is likely to reveal a healthier Medicare, thanks to the recent slowdown in health care costs.