MEDICAID EATS EDUCATION

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?