Budget

Trump Budget Cuts Could Make You Sick and Poor

President Trump pledged not to make cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, but now he’s broken the promise and proposed a budget that cuts funds for those programs by $675 billion over 10 years.

Average Americans Would Lose Health Coverage. Millions of Americans from working families would lose their health coverage under Trump’s plan. That’s because his budget repeals the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), which helped millions of Americans afford health coverage. It also gets rid of the Medicaid expansion, which insured millions more.

Sticking It to Senior Citizens, Veterans, and the Disabled. Trump’s budget cuts $550 billion from Medicare, which helps older Americans to afford medical exams, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and other health services. It additionally cuts at least $306 billion from Medicaid, which pays for nursing-home care and helps veterans, Americans with disabilities, and people struggling with substance misuse.

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