Medicare Solvency Projections and Potential Policy Solutions

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“Options for Extending Medicare’s Trust Fund: The Commonwealth Fund Solvency Series.” The Commonwealth Fund. January 28, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/Mv3F.

“The Coming Crisis for the Medicare Trust Fund.” Muhlestein, D. Health Affairs Blog. December 15, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/8qgf.

“The Uncertain Future of the Medicare Trust Fund.” Frank, R. The Commonwealth Fund. October 13, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/C7Ax.

“Covid-19 is Accelerating the Medicare Trust Fund’s Dive Toward Insolvency.” Jacobson, G. STAT. September 3, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/u8vj.

“Medicare: Insolvency Projections.” Davis, P. Congressional Research Service. May 29, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/YKgr.

“Medicare Is Not “Bankrupt”.” Van De Water, P. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. May 1, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/KY9D.

Additional Resources

“Three Ways to Lower Health Care Costs.” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. February 23, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/tAvV.

“Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities and Medicare.” Ochieng, N., Cubanski, J., Neuman, T., et al. Kaiser Family Foundation. February 16, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/uq6t.

“The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2021 to 2031.” Congressional Budget Office. February 2021. Available at http://allh.us/q6uM.

“Medicare Financial Outlook: What Do Trust Fund Solvency Projections Mean?” Komisar, H. AARP. May 7, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/7kNF.

“COVID-19 Pandemic Adds to the Urgency of Medicare Reform.” Moffit, R. The Heritage Foundation. May 1, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/3juJ.

“Will COVID-19 Bankrupt Medicare?” Antos, J., Capretta, J. American Enterprise Institute. April 22, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/ReV9.

“Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance.” American Academy of Actuaries. April 2020. Available at http://allh.us/9qAb.