Social Security and Medicare
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(Trust fund items, paid by “contributions,” which are “pigeon-holed” for these programs); in recent years Social Security is the largest category of national government spending and Medicare usually is the third largest
- Outlays for Social Security and Medicare, 1940 to estimated 2008, in Billions of Current and Constant (2002) dollars
- Social Security and Medicare: Yearly inflation-adjusted Change and as Percent of Outlays, 1940 to estimated 2004
- Inflation-adjusted Change in Social Security and Medicare by Presidential Term, 1940 to estimated 2004 in Percent
- Summary pdf file with all charts in this Social Security and Medicare section