How Trump’s proposed budget for public health could impact you
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump proposed a $2.4 trillion budget for the federal government for fiscal year 2021.
He said that he was proposing a budget that would create “a national health system that delivers quality health care at the lowest possible cost.”
“My proposed budget would bring the United States into line with the rest of the industrialized world, where health care is free at the point of need, with universal access to care at every stage of life,” Trump said in a statement.
“The proposed budget builds on the progress made by the President’s Administration to modernize the U.S. health care system to meet the needs of the 21st century.”
The budget, released by the White House on Wednesday, calls for the following: “Increasing the funding for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to $9.8 trillion by 2019.”
“[B]ecause of the significant impact that the proposed budget will have on the United Kingdom’s health care infrastructure and system, we are directing the U .
Department of Health and Human Services to submit a budget proposal for that country by February 1, 2019.”
Trump said the budget would “increase the funding available for the Department of Veterans Affairs to $18.5 trillion by 2020.”
It would also “support a new federal health care delivery system to improve access to health care for all Americans.”
[B]ut the proposal is not the same as the one proposed by the Trump administration.
“In 2020, the President proposed that our country invest more than $100 billion in new health care, and I am directing the Department’s Office of Management and Budget to submit the budget to Congress by February 31, 2021 for consideration and approval,” the president said.
The White House said it would not be able to provide additional details on the budget until the department’s proposal is submitted.
According to the budget, the administration would focus on expanding access to affordable care, expanding the number of community health centers and expanding access for low-income people to health insurance.
The budget proposes the creation of new health centers to serve the underserved communities that the U S. population is most vulnerable to contracting the most illnesses, including Black, Latino and poor people.
It also seeks to expand the number and type of primary care clinics and to provide grants for rural and small business health centers.
The proposed cuts to the Centers of Medicare and Medicare Services, the health care agency that administers the health insurance program for the American people, would include: The elimination of the Centers, a department that has been responsible for administering the Medicare program since 1976.
The elimination of funding for Medicare Advantage, which is a Medicare-like program that offers low-cost private health insurance to older Americans.
An expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover people ages 18 and up.
A repeal of the requirement that Medicare cover the full cost of health care that people receive through the federal health insurance plan, called the Affordable Care Act, for all enrollees, regardless of income.
“As part of the proposed cuts, the Centers would also be cut by more than two-thirds, to $1.9 trillion.
To meet the President is to deliver on his campaign promises,” said Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
“As a proud American, I know that President Trump and his Administration will make good on his promise to make the American Health Care Act a reality and to put people back to work.”
While the budget calls for a $1 trillion increase in the federal budget for health care in 2019, it would have to be approved by Congress.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated in March that the budget proposed by Trump would add $1,000 per person to the federal deficit in 2026.
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