Government Spending for Health Entitlement Programs

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This data brief, the second in a series, closely examines the budgetary implications of government spending on health entitlement programs, including:

  •     The spending down of the Medicare Part A Trust Fund and the growing reliance of the program on general revenue financing,
  •     The imbalance between Medicare contributions and benefits from the perspective of individual beneficiaries,
  •     The pressures on federal and state governments due to rapid growth in Medicaid spending, and
  •     The impact of various health spending and revenue scenarios on the federal fiscal outlook.

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