Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Federal healthcare spending tops Social Security for the first time

The government spent $936 billion last year on health programs including Medicare, Medicaid and subsidies related to the Affordable Care Act, a jump of 13 percent from 2014, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  Spending on Social Security, in contrast, totaled $882 billion, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported.

Read more at The Hill
(Hat tip: KimR)


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