Trump’s proposed trillion-dollar cuts to Medicaid are a stunning reversal from one of his biggest campaign promises
|05/24/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The Health and Human Services Department 2018 budget proposal released by the Trump administration states that the cuts are being made in the interest of “financial stability” and to “focus Medicaid on the most vulnerable Americans—the elderly, people with disabilities, children, and pregnant women—those Medicaid was intended to serve.”
The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday included massive cuts to Medicaid, the government-run health program that provides insurance primarily to pregnant women, single parents, people with disabilities, and seniors with low incomes.
The plan calls for cuts amounting to $627 billion over the next 10 years.
That number does not include the roughly $880 billion in proposed cuts to the program through the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which the administration supports.