TITLE

Medicare trust fund shows large shortfall

PUB. DATE
July 1996
SOURCE
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jul96, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the Medicare trust fund has lost $4.2 billion in the first half of 1996. Department of Health and Human Services' claim that the discrepancy is within the normal range of variation; Increase in hospital admissions of Medicare patients and increased costs as factors that led to the loss; Representative Bill Thomas' call on Congress to pass Medicare reform legislation.
ACCESSION #
9607112615

 

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