Public programs lifted 40 million people out of poverty in 2011, including almost 9 million children.
Is this one of the evils of Government that Republicans keep speaking of?
Arloc Sherman with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has more (Why Deficit Reduction Must Protect Effective Low-Income Programs):
Hmmm... decreasing poverty and more efficient cost-effective health care than the private sector? Truly evil...
No wonder big businesses in the health care sector hate Government spending--Government is providing a better product and rent seeking businessmen are terrified their customers will find out and demand some of the cost effective health care themselves.