Regarding today’s Medicare trustee report, Bloomberg adds:
[Social Security and Medicare Chief Actuary Richard] Foster’s office issued a parallel report today, separate from the one written by the trustees. It said the projections in the trustees’ report “do not represent the ‘best estimate’ of actual future Medicare expenditures,” the actuaries wrote in their separate report.
Under the “alternative scenario” from Foster, the trust fund wouldn’t be able to pay full benefits a year earlier, in 2028. Long-term effects would be more significant, the actuaries said. In 75 years, the deficit between Medicare’s spending and revenue would be almost triple the trustees’ projection, Foster’s office said in its report.
Has anyone seen this parallel report? I rooted around the ‘nets and found nothing. Not saying it doesn’t exist, just saying I would like to see it.
Update: Found it! (h/t to Tom Maguire in Comments)