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The Need for Medicare and Medicaid Reform, in Charts

Wallac Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 2:22 PM
Yes, let end these programs, or at least lets we reform the to work for a selected group of people. And we all know who those people are.
The CBO has some interesting data visualization out today that highlights how the federal government is spending money. There's information on revenues, discretionary spending, mandatory spending, and food stamps. All interesting, but the most revealing is mandatory spending.

Check out the incredible increase in mandatory health care spending, driven almost entirely by Medicare and Medicaid. Since 1991, health spending by the federal government has gone from under 3% of GDP to over 6%. Compared to these programs, Social Security is almost a blip on the radar....