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The portion of the program that is in danger of running out of funds early is the smaller Part A (HI), which covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facilities, home health care and hospice care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Trustees’ Report for 2018 on the financial health of Medicare hit the public with a headline that implied the program to be in mounting financial trouble.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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