Chances for deficit offer diminish while Medicares outlook improves Last week&39.

Chances for deficit offer diminish while Medicare’s outlook improves Last week's record on Medicare projected that the plan's hospital trust fund will be solvent until 2026 – – 2 yrs longer compared to the last prediction. That slowing of health care costs, combined with shrinking near-term federal government deficits and partisan gridlock are making a congressional deficit offer unlikely, at least until following the 2014 elections. The Wall Road Journal: Deficit Deal Actually NOT AS LIKELY Shrinking near-term federal deficits, slowing health-care cost boosts and partisan gridlock possess all but wiped out the chance for a offer this year to reduce long-term U .S.