9.1.21 / Updates

Trustees Report: Medicare Already At Risk For Today’s Seniors

WASHINGTON – As some politicians debate proposals to open up Medicare to younger Americans, a new report from the program’s trustees provides yet another reminder that Medicare is already at risk for today’s seniors, who depend on it for access to affordable, high-quality health care.

Medicare Is At Risk For Today’s Seniors

  • Medicare will be unable to fully pay for seniors’ inpatient treatment at hospitals by 2026, the trustees warn. That projection remains unchanged from last year’s report, meaning the program’s hospital trust fund is one year closer to insolvency. (CMS, 8/31/21

Opening Up Medicare To Younger Americans Could Bankrupt the Program

“Medicare at 60” Could Create Unaffordable New Costs, Tax Increases & Higher Deficits

At a time when Americans have access to affordable, high-quality health coverage options through existing plans and programs, policymakers should work to build on and improve what’s working in health care – not put seniors’ Medicare at greater risk by opening the program up to younger Americans.

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