Comparing Medicaid Enrollment and Spending by Type of Beneficiary

Jan 12, 2021 Medicaid provides health insurance to low-income Americans. Children make up nearly half of the program’s enrollment, but most spending is directed towards the elderly and disabled.

Download: Image | PDF | More Charts

Peter G. Peterson Foundation Chart Pack:

The PGPF chart pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of charts, we aim to frame the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.
Download (.PDF)

Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.