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CBO: Entitlements, ObamaCare To Make Up 53% of Federal Spending

Posted By admin On February 6, 2013 @ 7:19 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Peter Dominiczak
CNS News [1]
Feb 6, 2013

According to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),  entitlements and ObamaCare spending will comprise 53 percent of all federal spending over the coming decade, totaling $24.9 trillion.

In its updated Budget and Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday, the CBO projects that Social Security will account for $11.149 trillion in spending from 2014 to 2023 while federal health care entitlements, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ObamaCare, will spend $13.85 trillion. (That total includes TRICARE, CHIP, and “other” spending listed by the CBO under healthcare.)

ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies, exchange costs, and other spending are expected to cost the government $949 billion over the next 10 years. Medicare is expected cost $8.1 trillion while Medicaid is expected to cost $4.4 trillion.

Combined, these two entitlement categories (Social Security and all health care programs) will comprise 52.9 percent of the projected $47.2 trillion in total federal outlays from 2014 to 2023.

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[5] The Budget Battle: Entitlements Staying, Taxes Going Up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-budget-battle-entitlements-staying-taxes-going-up.html

[6] Government spending rises 9%: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-spending-rises-9.html

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