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Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office