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Social Security is the largest single program in the federal budget and makes up approximately one quarter of total federal spending.
Despite higher healthcare spending per capita, the U.S. generally does not have better health outcomes.
Healthcare expenditures in the U.S. are much higher than those of other developed countries.
Life expectancy at birth in the United States is lower than in other developed countries, despite higher healthcare costs.
Although the United States spends more on healthcare than other developed countries, its health outcomes are generally no better.
United States per capita healthcare spending is nearly three times the average of other developed countries.
The United States spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.
The U.S. has historically devoted a larger share of its economy to defense than other members of the G-7.
Compensation and medical care make up about 40 percent of the defense budget.