Medicaid/Medicare Taxes

Medicare Cost Projections

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the Actuary projects Medicare costs up to 75 years in the future. How much of your taxable income will be going to pay for Medicare in the next 10, 25, or 75 years? Take a look at this chart.

By 2085, 12.24% of your taxable income will need to go to pay for Medicare. Not shown on this chart, is that 17.78% of your taxable income will also be needed to pay for Social Security. Thus, by 2085, 30% of worker income will go to fund these two entitlement programs.


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