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January 15, 2017
How much did government entitlements grow under Obama?
As President Obama leaves office, one of his major legacies will be the huge increase in the number of Americans who receive benefits from entitlement programs. Food stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare all saw large increases in beneficiaries. At least some of that increase is due to the growing number of retirees who became eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits. But the massive increase in the number of people receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has grown the size of government significantly with a resulting huge increase in the federal budget. Washington Free Beacon: Medicaid, the program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals, greatly expanded during Obama’s time in office, largely due to its expansion in the Affordable Care Act. When Obama took office in 2009, there were 60,880,000 Medicaid beneficiaries, according to the Medicaid...(Read Full Post)