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Running the Health Care Numbers

$939 billion

The cost to the federal government, over 10 years, of the health care reform bill

2

Percent of the federal budget represented by spending related to the health care reform bill

3

Percent of overall health care spending in the United States that spending related to the health care reform bill represents

$124 billion

The amount the health care reform bill is estimated to reduce the federal deficit over 10 years, due to taxes and fees enacted to pay for the bill

32 million

Number of uninsured Americans who will become insured under the health care reform bill by 2014

$35 billion

The cost of uncompensated care provided to people without health insurance in 2008

772,000

Number of Wisconsinites on BadgerCare Plus

$1 billion

The cost of BadgerCare Plus, 60 percent of which comes from federal sources

400,000

Number of BadgerCare recipients who work or are the spouse of someone working

9.4 million

The number of Medicaid payments from 2006 that the Legislative Audit Bureau analyzed

100

Number that were questionable

Sources: Congressional Budget Office; Wisconsin Capital Times