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Medicare’s Fiscal Challenges: A Look at the 2022 Trustees Report

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The Bipartisan Policy Center has long researched Medicare spending, given how unsustainable growth rates and a rapidly aging population are stressing the federal budget. Policymakers increasingly acknowledge the need for long-term changes that will reduce Medicare spending and ensure the sustainability of the program while not compromising important benefits, but there remain significant political divisions on how to achieve these goals. Recent Medicare Trustees’ reports have estimated that the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund could become insolvent as early as 2024 or 2026. With the new report, the Trustees are estimating the new date of 2028.

Please join BPC on June 7 as we discuss the political and policy implications for the future of the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund’s solvency. Our panel of experts will identify the important trends and numbers to consider in understanding the sustainability of the Medicare program. They will also discuss the political landscape and the likelihood of Medicare legislation in the next Congress.

Featured Participants

Introduction by:

Erica Socker
Vice President of Health Care, Payor Reform, Arnold Ventures

Keynote by:

Cori Uccello, MAAA, FSA, FCA, MPP
Actuary and the Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries

Panel discussion with:

James C. Capretta
Senior Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Chris Jennings
BPC Fellow and Founder/President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Jennings Policy Strategies

Juliette Cubanski, Ph.D., MPP, MPH
Deputy Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

Dean A. Rosen
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Moderated by:

Oliver Kim
Health Policy Director, BPC

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