Entitlement Program Spending Is Massive
Annual spending on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs is massive compared to other federal spending priorities. There is too much waste and inappropriate spending in the discretionary budget as well, but Congress will not be able to rein in spending and debt without reforming the entitlement programs.
To view the interactive version of this chart, please update your browser to its most current version or switch to an alternate browser.
ESTIMATED ANNUAL SPENDING IN 2014
Source: Office of Management and Budget.