Medicare at Age 50: Unlikely to Make It to 100

(Source – NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS)

In July 2015, the Medicare trustees released their 2014 report on the financial solvency of the program. The news was hailed as comparatively good. For instance, per beneficiary spending was only 2 percent higher than the previous year, and Medicare is expected to remain solvent until 2030 — unchanged from 2013. Medical spending growth is projected to moderate and grow at a slower rate around mid-century. Read the full report here…

 

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