The JTaylor Healthcare Podcast
Episode 11: On the Edge of the Medicare Cliff
Medicare faces a “fiscal cliff” as the Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund is currently projected to run out of money in 2028. In a country with an aging population and a decreasing number of workers to support the Medicare insurance program for seniors, the fiscal cliff is a concern for current and future Medicare patients and the providers who serve them. In this episode of the JTaylor Healthcare Podcast, Kyle and Herd welcome fellow JTaylor Partner and Director of Quality and Research, Courtney McKay, to discuss the recently released Medicare Trustees Report that outlines the future fiscal challenges of the Medicare program. Kyle, Courtney, and Herd talk about these challenges, their potential impact on healthcare providers and dealmakers, and possible actions that congress and leadership in Washington may take in the future to keep Medicare from falling off the cliff.