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Press release

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Statement on the 2019 Medicare Trustee's Report

“At a time when some are calling for a complete government takeover of the American health care system, the Medicare Trustees have delivered a dose of reality in reminding us that the program’s main trust fund for hospital services can only pay full benefits for seven more years. The Trump Administration is working hard to protect and strengthen Medicare and lower costs while improving quality in order to protect the program for future generations of seniors who have paid into the program their whole lives.  If we do not take the fiscal crisis in Medicare seriously, we will jeopardize access to health care for millions of seniors.”