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How much money per U.S. resident aged 15 and older must be added to the Medicare Trust Fund to cover the projected shortfalls for all current participants in the Medicare program (both taxpayers and beneficiaries)?

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As of January 1, 2015, the projected shortfalls for all current participants in the Medicare program amounted to $28.5 trillion, or an additional $110,555 from every U.S. resident aged 15 or older. Medicare's Trustees have explained that this figure "could be substantially understated as a result of other potentially unsustainable elements of current law." Per an alternative estimate by the Trustees, the actual shortfall may be 30% higher.

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