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    Trump’s budget calls for deep cuts to U.S. health care safety net
    Trump’s Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfil the GOP vow to repeal “Obamacare.”
    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...afety-net.html

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney discussed the budget at the White House on Tuesday. Calling it a "New Foundation for American Greatness," the $4.1 trillion budget for would cut programs for the poor, including health care, food stamps, student loans and disability payments while offering big tax cuts for the wealthy.

    WASHINGTON—Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point.

    While not addressing Medicare’s long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump’s Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfil the GOP vow to repeal “Obamacare.”


    Both safety net programs are federal-state collaborations, and such cuts would leave states with hard choices: spend more of their own money; restrict enrolment; cut benefits, or reduce payments to hospitals and doctors.


    “If states get fewer dollars from the federal government, there are only so many options, because states have to balance the budget every year,” said Elizabeth Carpenter, a health policy expert with the consulting firm Avalare Health.
    Medicaid is facing even bigger cuts. Already, the House GOP bill would roll back former president Barack Obama’s Medicaid expansion while also capping future federal financing for the program. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that would reduce federal Medicaid spending by $839 billion over 10 years.

    Trump’s budget would squeeze additional savings beyond that, but congressional aides say how much is not exactly clear. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has indicated that the budget uses a lower growth rate for the federal government’s share of future Medicaid spending.


    “The Trump budget assumes hundreds of billions more in Medicaid cuts than the House bill,” said Edwin Park, a health policy expert with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for low-income people.
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  • #2
    Yay, another Trump thread!

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    • #3
      ^Yup. Soon can have:

      Trump on Defense
      Trump on Tax Reform
      Trump on Environment
      Trump on Melania (she won't hold his hand ever since he visited the Saudi Harem...)
      Last edited by moahunter; 24-05-2017, 11:54 AM.

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      • #4
        Don't forget

        Trump on Nepotism
        Trump on Drugs
        Trump on Impeachment
        Trump on SNL


        Memo: If you don't like a thread, move along...
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        • #5
          I have never seen this level of obsession from the media and political opponents about an elected official before.

          It's as if Trump's opponents still think the election campaign is still going on, or still cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the USA or something. It's like a neurosis. Even some of my friends who never liked Donald Trump have commented that they are fatigued from the media's constant advocacy against him and don't even pay attention to it anymore.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
            It's as if Trump's opponents still think the election campaign is still going on, or still cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the USA or something. It's like a neurosis. Even some of my friends who never liked Donald Trump have commented that they are fatigued from the media's constant advocacy against him and don't even pay attention to it anymore.
            You realize Trump hauled out election result maps last month & filed his candidacy for 2020 literally ASAP & has been throwing campaign rallies ever since he took office?

            http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...g-china-2017-4

            http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/feci...209041436569+0

            https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...turday/516909/
            Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by noodle View Post
              Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
              It's as if Trump's opponents still think the election campaign is still going on, or still cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the USA or something. It's like a neurosis. Even some of my friends who never liked Donald Trump have commented that they are fatigued from the media's constant advocacy against him and don't even pay attention to it anymore.
              You realize Trump hauled out election result maps last month & filed his candidacy for 2020 literally ASAP & has been throwing campaign rallies ever since he took office?

              http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...g-china-2017-4

              http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/feci...209041436569+0

              https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...turday/516909/
              I'm just waiting for a proposal from him to abolish or extend term limits - and then some attempt to put one of his kids into power to keep the new kingdom in the family.


              Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits
              Alexander Baturo, Series Editor Michael Laver, Copyright Date: 2014, Published by: University of Michigan Press

              excerpt:
              In the past fifty years, between 1960 and 2010, from Latin America to post-Soviet Eurasia, out of two hundred term-bounded presidents that have served their terms, more than a quarter have managed to extend their stay in office beyond constitutionally mandated periods in one way or another. Many ambitious presidents throughout the world strive to increase their power and control the executive, the legislative and judiciary branches of their nations, and to preside over enforcement agencies that make it possible to extend these leaders’ remit into all corners of public and private life. Yet, if these leaders have to surrender..."

              http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.4772634

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                I have never seen this level of obsession from the media and political opponents about an elected official before.
                That's because we have never seen such an incompetent President before.

                Sort of goes hand in hand...
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                  I have never seen this level of obsession from the media and political opponents about an elected official before.

                  It's as if Trump's opponents still think the election campaign is still going on, or still cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the USA or something. It's like a neurosis. Even some of my friends who never liked Donald Trump have commented that they are fatigued from the media's constant advocacy against him and don't even pay attention to it anymore.
                  Are you serious? Elements of the Republican party, Fox News, Breitbart and later on Trump spent the better part of Obama's ENTIRE PRESIDENCY questioning the legitimacy of his birth certificate, whether he was secretly a Muslim, and so on. And none of that had absolutely any basis in fact, whatsoever. And let's not even get started on the ridiculousness of the Benghazi witch hunt. Your claim about obsession is about as valid as Trump's claim to be the most unfairly treated politician of all time. You know, other than all those politicians that were assassinated, jailed, beaten, and so on.

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                  • #10
                    Thing is, the guy is such a prat. Might as well give him the roughest ride possible.
                    Nisi Dominus Frustra

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                      I have never seen this level of obsession from the media and political opponents about an elected official before.

                      It's as if Trump's opponents still think the election campaign is still going on, or still cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the USA or something. It's like a neurosis. Even some of my friends who never liked Donald Trump have commented that they are fatigued from the media's constant advocacy against him and don't even pay attention to it anymore.
                      No, the campaign isn't still ongoing. However, Trump has already registered for the 202 campaign and has called his rallies "campaign rallies". So, yes, it is campaigning.

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                      • #12
                        Back on Trumpdon'tcare and the budget


                        Congressional Budget Office Report Published
                        23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

                        https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle35106755/
                        A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose health-care coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

                        The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze U.S. legislation, said the bill would reduce federal deficits by $119-billion between 2017 and 2026.






                        Trumpcare death panel



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                        • #13
                          Enough...

                          Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 25-05-2017, 05:57 AM.
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                          • #14
                            So what if people have to die? I want a bigger yacht!

                            Zombie Trumpcare at a glance, from the CBO

                            "The number of people losing insurance in the next year is 14 million, the same as in the original Trumpcare. It would force 23 million out of insurance in the next decade, 1 million fewer than the original Trumpcare. As Dylan Matthews points out it "costs $218 billion more than the original, covers 1 million more. That's $218,000 per new person insured."


                            By 2026, 51 million people will be uninsured, compared to 28 million under current law—Obamacare.




                            Among those uninsured, "the increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income—particularly people between 50 and 64 years old with income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level." Like, 800 percent more expensive.




                            Relatedly, it would increase Medicare disproportionate-share payments to hospitals by $43 billion in the next decade, because of the costs of treating so many new uninsured patients.




                            It would destabilize the individual insurance market for one-sixth of the population in the states that get the waivers to avoid providing comprehensive coverage, which would mean that premiums for people buying comprehensive plans would be unaffordable.




                            It would cut $834 billion from Medicaid in the next ten years, and cut 14 million people out of Medicaid coverage.




                            But, hey! It would be a $663 billion tax cut over the next 10 years for the rich! "

                            http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017...e-from-the-CBO

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                            • #15
                              The beauty of being both in favour of and anti everything is that you can always say that you've always said.

                              Republicans Shellshocked by Health Defeat Split on Next Step - Bloomberg

                              "They should have approved health care last night but, boy oh boy, the swamp," Trump said in a speech Friday in Ronkonkoma, New York. "I said from the beginning let Obamacare implode."

                              https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-on-next-steps

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