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Medicare's Long-Term Unfunded Obligations

Created on July 29, 2016

Medicare's Long-Term Unfunded Obligations


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NoteS: The Trustees’ assumptions include the continuation of current law, as well as an alternative scenario based on likely policy changes. Figures have been rounded up. Source: Heritage Foundation research using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2010–2016 “Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance, and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/TrusteesReports.html (accessed June 22, 2016), supplemented with memoranda from CMS Office of the Actuary to Senate Budget Committee staff over the period 2010 to 2016.

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Tags: Medicare, retiree, health-care, deficit