Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast.
Trustees project the trust fund for Medicare Part A, which helps pay for hospital and home health services for senior citizens, will have its funds exhausted by 2026 at which point it will only be able to pay out 91 percent of promised benefits.
In a separate report, the government reported that Social Security will be able to pay full benefits until 2034, the same estimate as previous year.
For Social Security, the last time the program ran an annual deficit was in 1982, before President Reagan signed changes that set it on firmer footing for the next 30 years.
The twin warnings come as Congress has cut revenue and boosted spending - moves that, analysts say, will leave the government's finances struggling for years to come.
Challenges for both programs are exacerbated by the aging of the baby boomer population, without an equivalent proportion of workers available to replace them in the workforce. "The programs remain secure", Mnuchin said.
The Social Security system will be able to pay full benefits into 2034 in the Old Age and Survivors Insurance program and into 2032 in the Disability Insurance Program, according to the Social Security report.
Finances for Social Security and Medicare, two linchpins of the U.S. social safety net, worsened a year ago, according official projections released Tuesday.
Mnuchin vowed the Trump administration's efforts to cut taxes, ease federal regulations and improve trade deals would help both programs survive long term. However, certain long-term issues persist. The number of Medicare beneficiaries is expected to surge to 89 million in 2040 from 60 million today, according to Medicare actuaries. Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient visits, and Part D, which pays for most prescription drugs, are paid for in part by general revenue and by individuals' premiums. It has added 7 million people since 2013.
The annual funding update marks the first such report since Congress did away with that panel, which was created to cut Medicare costs if spending grew too fast.
Medicare spending as a percentage of gross domestic product totaled 3.7 percent in 2017, and the trustees project it will increase to at least 6.2 percent by 2092.
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