Based on the article:
In your own words what are 2-3 factors resulting in the growth rate of Medicare per capita spending shrinking from 2010-2018 vs. 2000-2010?
Evaluate the Figure 4 & Figure 5 graphs: ‘Actual and Projected Annual Growth Rates in Medicare and Private Health Insurance Spending, 1990-2028 and Actual and Projected Average Annual Growth in Medicare Beneficiary Costs for Part A, Part B and Part D, 1990-2028’. Based on the graphs, bullet out what you think are the 2-3 key takeaways
When the article states for example that 72% of Medical Part B is financed through ‘general revenue’ — what is meant by ‘general revenue’?
What is the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund? Briefly summarize why the actuaries have projected that the Part A Trust Fund will be depleted by 2026