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Thomas J. Healey

The coming crisis for Medicare

By Thomas J. Healey
June 9, 2007

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THE TRUSTEES of the nation's Medicare trust funds have just released their 2007 annual report, and once again the news is grave. As the result of health care costs increasing at a much greater rate than wages, the hospital insurance trust fund is projected to be exhausted by 2019. Indeed, Medicare is in far worse shape than the Social Security ... (Full article: 753 words)

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