1-PP's funding comes under an older program meant to provide funds for medical care for low income people, particularly women, which is exactly what PP provides.
2-The state of Oklahoma alone provides more than 500 million in subsidies and tax breaks to oil per year. We even had a budget shortfall this year, of 500 million...purely by coincidence.... When totaled up across all 50 states it except 14 billion a year, and that doesn't include federal give aways to the industry.
3- Medicare/Medicaid are well known as being the single most effective and efficient sectors of the health care industry in this country. (not a debatle statement; economists and industry experts across the spectrum of the debate all agree and acknowledge that fact). While their costs are still higher than most every other peer country of ours, that effect is largely from the market distortion from the other half of the industry (private sector) that overpays by even larger amounts. This is best shown in the datum that in the US care costs ~200% more than other countries, but when separate into public vs private costs, Medicare/Medicaid is only ~50% above average compoarble nations, while private costs are more than 400% above that average. in short: it works quite well,a nd you don't know what the F you're talking about (as usual)
4- The "highway bill" as you so ignorantly name it, is a bandaid, every year it comes up. the HTF is supposed to be funded via the federal gas tax. However it is one of the first places raided for the budget every year, with IOU's put in its place. Every year when it's about to run dry they do another stopgap injection of cash into it, or some other budgetary trick to keep it solvent. It's not a sustainable system.
And no its not one of the largest government programs (again: pure ignorance on your part, as usual).
And this last time it came up, they 'funded' it by essentially taking out a loan from private industry, to the government. A loan to be paid back, with interest. They are effectively directly funding private profits with tax dollars, even more blatantly than usual, when the fiscally and governmentally responsible thing to do would be to increase the gas tax to match the inflation since the last time it was raised, and then link the sucker to the economy, so it never comes up again and permanently end the cycle where the HTF gets more and more underfunded the longer time goes on.