COVID-19 Could Shorten Medicare Trust Fund’s Solvency

By Michelle M. Stein / March 27, 2020 at 1:19 PM
A scenario where payrolls go down and medical costs go up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could significantly shorten the time before the Medicare Part A Trust Fund becomes insolvent, with one expert predicting the fund could become insolvent as soon as 2022. But experts tell Inside Health Policy the life of the trust fund shouldn't be on lawmakers’ minds in the midst of the pandemic and is something for lawmakers and the president to deal with...

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