New analysis shows Medicaid growth could jeopardize higher education funding.


hed-fundingA new analysis of state spending projects reveal that a slowing in the growth of the labor force will lead to slower economic growth over the next decade, while rising Medicaid costs will further reduce funding available for higher education and other discretionary programs.

These trends will make it more difficult for states to sustain higher education spending at a time when many economists argue that 60 percent of U.S. working-age adults must have a postsecondary credential by 2025 for the nation to...

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