I said funded.<quoted text> Yes it was. It is paid out of the general fund. Just like A, B, and C.
Funding is where Congress passes a bill that spends money & includes how that spending is funded.
"From the beginning, Republicans decided to forgo dedicated financing for Part D. Except for trivial premiums paid by recipients, the entire cost would fall on taxpayers. Moreover, Republicans refused to raise the Medicare tax or cut spending to cover Part D. Hence, the deficit increased by virtually the entire cost of the program.
Through 2012, Medicare Part D added $318 billion to the national debt (see General Revenue on Page 111 in the 2013 Medicare trustees report). That same report projects that Medicare Part D will add $852 billion to the debt over the next 10 years."
Meicare part D - UNFUNDED. ADDS TO THE DEFICIT.
This from the exact same people running in circles screaming " OMG OMG the debt the debt"
Right whiners stupidity at its best.