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Puerto Rico: Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs and Revenue Sources

Categories: Govt Finance,Puerto Rico,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/661334.pdf

Examines potential changes to selected federal social services programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Supplemental Security Income, if Puerto Rico were to become a state.  Spending for most of these programs would increase substantially, but the federal government would also collect more from corporate and individual  income taxes.  From the Government Accountability Office