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Using Medicare Savings to Pay for New Health Care Spending - Net Savings

Jul 30 2009

Associated Image If all net savings from Medicare were applied to reducing the unfunded liability of the Medicare HI trust fund, the trust fund’s 75-year unfunded liability would decline by 15 percent or slightly more than $2 trillion in present value terms. Applying net Medicare savings toward reducing the HI trust fund’s unfunded liability would extend the date of trust fund insolvency by two years from 2017 to 2019.
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