substantial) reduction in the growth of health spending, Social Security spending sufficient to provide currently scheduled benefits, and higher spending on other domestic and defense programs; see Figures 9-6 and 9-7 (for details see Tables F-11 and Table F-12 in Appendix F). Medicare and Medicaid spending would increase at a decreasing rate, eventually achieving zero percent excess cost growth. Current benefit levels would be maintained for future Social Security recipients. The share of resources allocated to all

FIGURE 9-6 Federal spending and revenues under the committee’s high scenario.

FIGURE 9-6 Federal spending and revenues under the committee’s high scenario.

FIGURE 9-7 Deviation from the study baseline for revenues and noninterest outlays under the committee’s high scenario.

FIGURE 9-7 Deviation from the study baseline for revenues and noninterest outlays under the committee’s high scenario.



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