This week on Your Bottom Line

48 million people depend on it. Workers are taxed to pay for it. Politicians can’t stop talking about it. We'll go behind the numbers and politics of Medicare and talk to the people who really need it.

Later: 20 years of wealth - erased. That's the story of America's middle class. They have just lived through, "worst decade in modern history". They earn less, they pay more and they are the golden egg in the quest for the White House. You may be surprised to find out who they overwhelmingly blame for their problems, and how they feel about their future.

Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans airs every Saturday at 9:30am ET