House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts

House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts
June 19, 2018
The Hill

SUMMARY: Funding for health care for poor, older and disabled Americans was on the chopping block when the House Republicans offered their budget proposal. Proposed cuts included $537 billion from Medicare, and $1.5 trillion from Medicaid and other health programs. Additionally, the proposal moves toward privatizing Medicare, and imposing new caps on Medicaid. 

The budget’s proposed savings were characterized as coming from “rosy economic assumptions or unreconciled and often unrealistic spending cuts,” according to Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.