Bill Gates' TED 2011 Speech: State Accounting Tricks, Healthcare and Education Spending

Bill Gates gave an interesting speech at the 2011 TED conference on state budgets, healthcare and education spending trends. He mentioned that states use government accounting tricks to balance their budgets (pension accounting) that would make Enron blush. Wow. Watch the video after the jump. I added two slides on healthcare trends from his presentation.

Latest Unfunded Health Care Liability (Slides from Bill Gates)

Health Care Will Progressively Consume More of the Budget

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"Explore your state’s funding level for pending healthcare and pension obligations and see how each state stacks up." infographic link