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Medicare Trustees Report Extends Trust Fund Through 2030

The Medicare Trustees annual report, released today, projects that the Medicare trust fund will remain solvent through 2030, four years later than forecasted in last year’s report. The extension in the life of the trust fund is largely attributed to lower than expected spending across a range of Medicare programs, including for inpatient services. The trustees also note that payment reductions required by the Affordable Care Act will further reduce hospital spending in the future. For more information, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ website.