President Trump will propose cutting the budget for Medicaid by over $800B over the next ten years, in a budget that is expected to be released on Tuesday, according to several reports. The proposed cuts were initially reported by the Washington Post and later by CNN and the Associated Press.
The president’s proposal comes after he repeatedly pledged not to touch the social security safety net programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. In addition to the significant budget cuts, the Trump administration will push for states to have flexibility when it comes to imposing work requirement for Americans seeking assistance.
The Trump budget proposal will also call for a $193B cut food stamps over the next ten years, according to the Associated Press. “The cuts are several times larger than those attempted by House Republicans a few years back and comprise the bulk of a 10-year, $274B proposal that’s labeled as welfare reform.”