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What is the limit on how much of the federal budget is allocated to health care programs?

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  • 30% (13% people answered this)
  • 25% (11% people answered this)
  • 15% (38% people answered this)
  • No Limit (36% people answered this)

741 people answered.

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Correct answer is: No Limit

There is no limit on how much of the federal budget is allocated to health care programs, and the U.S. is the only major industrialized country that does not have a limit. Most federal health programs are based on defined levels of benefits, but as the related costs and number of beneficiaries increase so does the amount of money needed to pay for the benefits. These federal health programs are on auto-pilot because they are considered mandatory spending. This means that as the amount of money needed to meet all obligations increases, the federal government must still make those payments.

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Tell Congress: No Deal, No Break is a nonpartisan campaign delivering a simple message to Washington: don't take any breaks until you reach a deal that brings our debt to a sustainable level.


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The campaign is led by a group of nonpartisan organizations concerned about America's future, including the Comeback America Initiative, The Can Kicks Back, the Common Sense Coalition, and The Concord Coalition and others.



Federal health care programs provide important services to many U.S. citizens. 

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