June 7, 2017
Profound Impact to Health Care: the President’s Proposed FY18 Budget and CBO’s Cost Estimate of AHCA

Two important government documents were recently released: President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal to Congress, and the Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), H.R. 1628, as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

These two documents are closely connected – the President’s budget assumes Congressional passage of H.R. 1628, which includes an over $800 billion reduction in Medicaid over 10 years. The President’s budget also includes an additional $600 billion in Medicaid cuts. If enacted, the impact on Medicaid beneficiaries and providers would be profound. This alert provides a brief description of both the CBO estimate and the President’s health care budget proposals.

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