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Medicare Fund Gets an Independent Actuarial Review
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Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to remain solvent only until 2024, the 2011 Medicare Trustees report shows.

But an alternative scenario outlined in an independent actuarial study of the Medicare Trustees Report presented to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this month, paints a darker picture of the program’s prospects. It projects sharp cost increases and difficulties in achieving sustainable reductions in spending on hospital services.