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UBI Daily Update

UBI Daily Update

February 26th cards

Proposed budgets by the GOP have massive cuts for welfare and Medicare programs

Conversation, 2-24-2020, “Trump Budget: What It Says About His Administration’s Health Priorities,” Heavy, https://heavy.com/news/2020/02/trump-budget-health-priorities/

The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps in the complex budgetary process.

The final budget will reflect the input of Congress, including the Democratic House of Representatives, and will look significantly different.

However, budget drafts by presidential administrations are not meaningless pages of paper. They are important policy documents highlighting goals, priorities and visions for the future of the country.

As a health policy expert, I find the vision brought forward by the Trump administration deeply concerning. Cuts to virtually all important health-related programs bode ill for nations future. To make things worse, ancillary programs that are crucial for good health are also on the chopping block. To be sure, most of the proposed damage will find it hard to pass muster with Congress. Yet given the nation

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