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Trustees: Medicare May Be Broke by 2019

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Trustees: Medicare May Be Broke by 2019

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Trustees: Medicare May Be Broke by 2019

Trustees: Medicare May Be Broke by 2019

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The Medicare board of trustees reports that soaring health costs, an aging population and costs associated with the new Medicare law could leave the program bankrupt by 2019. Trustees say Medicare's hospital insurance trust fund will begin spending more than it takes in from taxpayers this year. Hear NPR's Kathleen Schalch.