The federal stimulus was a big success story, with taxpayers saving $9,550bn over a decade.
It was also the biggest taxpayer-funded project of its kind in US history, with an estimated $6bn cost to taxpayers.
The government spent $8.2bn on the project, with the vast majority of the money going to Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration.
The stimulus package has been praised by critics as a great deal of taxpayer money wasted.
“We were very happy,” the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement.
“I am really proud of what we have achieved.”
“This is an important first step toward creating the health care system we need for all Americans,” said the HHS Secretary.
But critics say it has not been the best of times for taxpayers.
Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the government has spent $20.3bn on healthcare, which includes Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal programs.
A total of $6.7bn of the federal government’s $9 billion was spent on Medicare, according to HHS data, with $4.5 billion spent on Medicaid and $1.8 billion spent to pay for prescription drugs.
HHS spent $4bn on Obamacare, with about $1bn on premiums.
The Department of Homeland Security spent $2.2 billion on border security and another $2bn to fund the detention centres.
Many of the other government programs that were targeted for cuts have also faced criticism.
Under the stimulus, healthcare spending was cut by $6 billion, with Medicare and Medicaid spending cut by another $1 billion.
On top of that, the Medicare program is being phased out.
In a separate report, the Congressional Budget Office found that the stimulus cost taxpayers $819bn over the next decade.
Some of that money was used to pay down the debt, but the CBO says that could increase costs.
Other savings were not as immediate, the CBO said, with some programs having their budgets reduced in the future.
Overall, the stimulus program saved the federal treasury about $8bn, which was about 4% of the total budget, according the CBO.
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