Medicare spending is a growing share of the federal budget
March 04, 2014
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SOURCE: Data from the Congressional Budget Office, The 2013 Long-Term Budget Outlook, September 2013; Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, March 2014. Compiled by PGPF.
NOTE: Medicare is calculated net of offsetting receipts.

This chart appeared as part of PGPF's Budget Explainer on Medicare.

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