Trump Budget Slashes Funds for HHS - Diverse Health

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Trump Budget Slashes Funds for HHS


by Shannon Muchmore

A major target of the budget is Medicaid, which sees more than $1 trillion in cuts and is turned into a block grant program with greater power to states to implement means-testing. The document assumes repeal of most of the ACA, but interestingly includes funding for risk corridor and cost-sharing payments for insurers.

The plan also calls for a major cut to the CDC and eliminates the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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