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Entitlements are the biggest government programs in the US.
The biggest entitlement programs benefit seniors. In FY 2018 the Social Security program cost $988 billion. In FY 2018 the Medicare health-care program cost $589 billion.
Entitlement programs also benefit the poor. In FY 2018 the Medicaid health-care program for the poor was “guesstimated” to cost $642 billion. All other welfare programs were “guesstimated” to cost $449 billion.
Entitlement spending by governments in the United States has grown from 0.4 percent GDP in 1900 to 19 percent of GDP in 2010.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
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Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1820.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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Source: CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook .
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