Trump & Republicans Have Already Tried To Gut Medicare and Social Security
October 18, 2018
Mitch McConnell said this week that Republicans’ plan to address the skyrocketing budget deficit by going after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
This is one time that Republicans’ words match their actions. Trump and Republicans have already, repeatedly tried to cut billions of dollars from these vital programs.
2019 WH BUDGET: TRUMP ASKED FOR MEDICARE TO BE CUT BY $554 BILLION.
Washington Post: “As a candidate, Trump repeatedly said he would never cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Now he proposes cutting Medicare by $554 billion and Medicaid by around $250 billion over the next decade.”
2018 WH BUDGET: TRUMP TRIED TO CUT $800 BILLION FROM MEDICAID.
CBS News: “The President’s first major budget proposal, which assumes the Medicaid savings in the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) will be passed, would make $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade.”
2018 WH BUDGET: TRUMP PROPOSED CUTTING $72.5 BILLION FROM SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME.
Vox: “President Trump’s 2018 budget proposed $72.5 billion in cuts to SSDI and to Supplemental Security Income, another program for disabled people, over 10 years.”
2019 HOUSE GOP BUDGET: REPUBLICANS PROPOSED CUTTING MEDICARE BY $537 BILLION.
The Hill: “House Republicans offered a budget proposal on Tuesday that would cut mandatory spending by $5.4 trillion over a decade, including $537 billion in cuts to Medicare and $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and other health programs.”
2019 HOUSE GOP BUDGET: REPUBLICANS PROPOSED CUTTING $4 BILLION FROM SOCIAL SECURITY.
Washington Post: “Social Security comes in for more modest cuts of $4 billion over the decade, which the budget projects could be reached by eliminating concurrent receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability insurance.”
2019 HOUSE GOP BUDGET: REPUBLICANS PROPOSED CUTTING $1.5 TRILLION FROM MEDICAID AND OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS.
Washington Post: “It also proposes adding work requirements for certain adults enrolled in Medicaid. Changes to Medicaid and other health programs would account for $1.5 trillion in savings.”
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS BACKED A HEALTH CARE REPEAL BILL THAT WOULD HAVE CUT $834 BILLION FROM MEDICAID.
NPR: “When the CBO first scored the AHCA, it said the plan would save $337 billion over 10 years. Later revisions reduced those savings to $150 billion. By far the biggest savings would come from Medicaid, which serves low-income Americans. That program would face $834 billion in cuts.”