Monday, May 22, 2017

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits - The Washington Post

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits - The Washington Post

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.

For Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to low-income Americans, Trump’s budget plan would follow through on a bill passed by House Republicans to cut more than $800 billion over 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that this could cut off Medicaid benefits for about 10 million people over the next decade.

  

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