No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also testifying before House panels.

Pramilla Jayapal of Washington told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled, and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral".

Specifically, Trump proposed giving states the choice between a per capita cap and a block grant to "prioritize Medicaid dollars to the most vulnerable populations".

President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, entitled "A New Foundation for American Greatness", focuses on eight areas of reform, including healthcare. No one wants to be poor, but based on recent quotes from the budget director and the presentation of this budget, it seems like the President fundamentally believes otherwise.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, led a group of chamber Democrats Friday in urging President Donald Trump to consider the impacts Medicaid cuts included in his budget and a Republican-backed health care plan could have on Americans, particularly veterans.

Trump's budget is simply a proposal.

But it's up to Congress to decide what the final budget looks like, and it's likely to look very different from Trump's. In other words - a cruelty wrapped in a lie."What we are doing is growing Medicaid more slowly over the 10-year budget window than the Congressional Budget Office says that we should or says that we will under current law", Mulvaney said. In agriculture, the proposed budget would limit subsidies to farmers, including for purchasing crop insurance, a move already attacked by farm state lawmakers. Some $200 billion in federal infrastructure investments are promised to leverage another $800 billion in private investment, though the idea has yet to get much traction. That robust rate would balance the budget over the next 10 years, a strategy that some in Congress have questioned.And so - voila! - the Trump administration assumes 3 percent growth for the next 10 years, a level not seen in decades.

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