Is growing Medicaid entitlement spending crowding out spending on education? Look at the numbers in the proposed House budget and make up your own mind.
|2015 Base||2015 Appropriation||2016 Appropriation||Increase|
|Schools||$8.106 billion||$8.374 billion||$8.456 billion||$350 million||4.30%|
|Medicaid||$3.533 billion||$3.770 billion||$3.934 billion||$401 million||11.40%|
Medicaid spending will grow nearly 3 times faster than spending on public schools under the biannual budget being considered in the House. Isn’t it time for real reform now?