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Medicare Fund Future Still Grim
Health Leaders Media

This isn’t exactly dance-in-the-street news but the federal Medicare program is heading for insolvency at a slightly slower pace than previously forecast. Thanks to lower projected spending, lower projected Medicare Advantage program costs, and some technical changes in calculating projections, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will remain solvent until 2026, the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report shows. That’s two years longer than the 2012 report estimated.