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Medicare Funding Over Time

Created on July 29, 2016

Medicare Funding Over Time


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Read the original report, "Medicare’s Next 50 Years: Preserving the Program for Future Retirees," by Robert E. Moffit.

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In 1970, general revenue funded only 12 percent of total Medicare costs. Today, general revenue funds 42 percent of total Medicare costs.

CHART 5 • SR 185

Tags: Medicare, retiree, health-care, deficit