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The projected number of years before Social Security Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the Medicare Hospital Trust Fund are depleted.

Chart shows the projected number of years before Social Security Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the Medicare Hospital Trust Fund are depleted.

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Medicare funds to last longer than earlier forecast, report says
Article | Medicare's finances have been strengthened by the new law setting in motion broad changes to the nation's health-care system, according to a government forecast issued Thursday, which says the fund that pays for older Americans' hospital care will last a dozen years longer than expected.

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