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Medicare trustees’ report finds ‘cautious optimism’
Modern Healthcare

The Medicare trustees say there are reasons for “cautious optimism” about Medicare’s financial outlook, and that Obamacare deserves at least some credit for that.

The depletion date for the Part A hospital insurance trust fund is now projected at 2030, compared with last year’s projection of 2026, and initial projections show unchanged Part B premiums in 2015, the trustees said in their annual report Monday. The 2030 date is consistent with a recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office. Two years ago the trustees projected that the Part A trust fund would be depleted in 2024.

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