The Federal Budget and Health Spending

Here’s a great article (that I found via my friend Alex) (via FriendFeed), that breaks down the federal budget, both revenues and expenditures, over the last few decades:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010/02/in-depth-look-at-federal-budget.html

It shows pretty clearly why that “mandatory” spending (Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid) has grown to account for 60% of federal spending, and that Medicare is the fastest climber of the three.  That’s why folks in government think it’s so urgent to do something about health care.

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One response to “The Federal Budget and Health Spending

  1. Eric Richmond

    It comes down to whether or not you believe that health care is a human right.

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