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Medicare by Tanya Feke

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CHAPTER21

The Future of Medicare

In This Chapter

  • Medicare eligibility age and the Medicare Trust Fund
  • Increasing Medicare revenue through taxes and premiums
  • Defensive medicine and tort reform
  • Medicare cuts to hospitals and physicians

There is no denying that the older we get, the more health problems we have. With millions of baby boomers approaching eligibility age, the Medicare Trust Fund is struggling to stay afloat. With more money spent than put into the system, the health-care deficit is already a problem.

The Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Trust Fund helps to pay for Part A and is based primarily on tax dollars. Medicare payroll taxes ...

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