February 5, 2015

On February 2, 2015, President Barack Obama submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget to the Congress. While congressional Republicans immediately rejected the plan, the budget proposal illustrates the President's priorities for the next fiscal year.

The budget plans also include a number of savings in health care, particularly in Medicare, that Congress may eventually adopt either to reduce spending or as funding offsets for other priorities. These savings also may become targets for budget saving or offsets in the future.

Republicans in Congress will respond with their own budget proposal and although they rejected the overall proposal, the savings in health care in the President's plan also may be used by the Republicans.

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