The Budget Deficit and Health Entitlements

With another presidential election on the horizon, the perennial debate over reforming federal entitlement programs has already begun to resurface. Policy prescriptions are bound to vary along the political spectrum, but failing to come to agreement and act will threaten our long-term fiscal health. This chart story breaks down the latest numbers on spending for Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, illustrating that whoever wins in 2016 will face some tough budgeting choices.

Source: The Budget Deficit and Health Entitlements

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