Budget Chief Defends Spending Cuts, Strong Growth Projections

15 March, 2019, 06:58 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • Outcry over Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments

The White House says the budget doesn't reflect benefit cuts to seniors but makes better use of taxpayers' dollars and reduces spending by cutting prescription drug costs. "We should instead have one to protect the American working family rather than the 1 percent", Sen.

He noted that a high growth rate would be achieved if the administration's policy proposals become law, which are not taken into account in the forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Peter Sullivan of the Hill noted based on a Center for Responsible Federal Budget analysis that "the vast majority of the Medicare cuts in Trump's budget, released on Monday, are to payments to hospitals and doctors, not cuts to benefits for seniors on the program", adding that the reductions "closely resemble or build upon proposals made in President Obama's budgets".

Yarmuth criticized proposed spending cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, nutrition assistance, student loans, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

House Democrats said Tuesday they will reject a portion of President Trump's budget that would convert Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement to fixed amounts of money for states, though they do fear the administration will go around them. While simultaneously slashing so many other things, increasing Pentagon spending doesn't make sense at a time when the Pentagon's budget is already over-bloated and mismanaged.

Much of their proposed $2.9 trillion in spending cuts and $2.6 trillion in tax increases over a 10-year period was probably not politically viable.

Democratic leaders in both the House and the Senate pronounced the budget "dead" when it arrived on Sunday evening.

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"Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid", he said at a 2015 event in New Hampshire.

The Federation of American Hospitals called the proposed cuts "arbitrary and blunt" and the American Hospital Association warned they raise "serious concerns about how hospitals and health systems can ensure they serve as the safety net for their patients". The cost-saving covers some of the mandatory programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and programs on federal health care. Indeed, it would have capped federal spending on the entire program.

As a candidate early in the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump held himself out as a different kind of Republican.

Democrats warned Trump not to push ahead with his budget plans.

He said the president is requesting more spending cuts than any other president in history and he complained that Trump so far has been "blatantly ignored" by Congress. "I call on our representatives in the federal government, as well as my Democratic and Republican colleagues in the State, to stand in opposition to this pernicious budget plan and demand appropriate funding for education".

Only about a tenth of the proposed Medicare cuts in President Trump's budget would directly impact seniors, according to a new analysis. Nevertheless, the budget also includes an additional $8.6 billion to construct walls right along the Mexican border. Exempt from cuts: private Medicare Advantage plans favored by Republicans.


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