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Trump 2020 Budget Roundup


Update, March 22: We’ve updated this post.

Here are the CBPP posts and papers to date on President Trump’s 2020 budget; we’ll update this list as we issue more analyses:

2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision. President Trump’s 2020 budget, released March 11, would make poverty more widespread, widen inequality and racial disparities, and increase the ranks of the uninsured. It would also underfund core public services and investments in areas that are important for long-term growth, both in 2020 and for the next decade. And at the same time that it calls for these extensive budget cuts reportedly out of concern for the deficit, it provides costly tax cuts tilted to those at the top…

Greenstein: President Trump’s Fiscal 2020 Budget Proposal a Troubling Vision for the Nation. President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal presents a deeply troubling vision for the nation. It sharply cuts funding in the part of the budget that invests in future economic growth through education and training, scientific research, infrastructure, and the like. It reverses progress in making affordable health care available to people who don’t have employer coverage or can’t afford private coverage...

Trump Budget Would Take Medicaid Away From People, Nationwide, Who Don’t Meet Work Requirements. President Trump’s new budget would take Medicaid coverage away from adults nationwide if they don’t meet a work requirement, which the Kaiser Family Foundation’s prior estimates show could cost 1.4 million to 4 million people, if not more, their coverage. The proposal doubles down on the Administration’s unprecedented approval of state work requirement policies, and it comes in the face of new evidence of these policies’ harm…

Medicaid Restrictions Impede Innovation to Improve Care, Reduce Costs. President Trump’s 2020 budget doubles down on the Administration’s unprecedented policy of letting states take away Medicaid coverage from people not meeting work requirements by proposing work requirements nationwide. We’ve previously explained why work requirements cause large coverage losses while doing little to promote work. Our new report explains why they also directly conflict with the Administration’s support for shifting the health care system toward value-based payment models — which pay providers a set amount for all or most of a patient’s care rather than paying for each service they provide, while requiring them to meet quality and outcomes standards.

Trump Budget: Non-Defense Discretionary Cuts Almost Twice as Big as the Budget Says. The President’s budget proposes to cut 2020 funding for non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs — a broad category that includes everything from education to veterans’ medical care, housing assistance, international affairs, and environmental protection — by 9 percent, or nearly twice as much as the 5 percent that the Administration says…

Contrary to Rhetoric, Trump Budget Cuts Access to Care for HIV, Substance Use Disorders. Just weeks after promising in the State of the Union to expand funding to substantially reduce new HIV infections over the next ten years and combat the opioid epidemic, President Trump unveiled a budget March 11 that deeply cuts Medicaid, the core program providing access to health care for people with these conditions. Even with its limited new funds for programs that address HIV and substance use disorders, the budget on the whole would make it less likely that people get needed care and would undermine the President’s stated goals…

Trump Budget Would Slash Rent Aid for Struggling Seniors, Families, Others. In his 2020 budget, President Trump proposes again to radically reduce the federal role in helping low-income seniors, families with children, and others to pay rent and make ends meet.

Medicare in the 2020 Trump Budget. President Trump’s 2020 budget proposes nearly $600 billion in net Medicare spending reductions over ten years. Most of the proposals would reduce payments to health care providers and not affect beneficiaries directly.