Trump Budget Slashes Funds for HHSFebruary 14, 2018 |
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.