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Trump Administration’s FY18 Health Budget Proposal Posted Online Shows Cuts To Health Agencies Similar To ‘Skinny Budget’ Released In March

BuzzFeed News: Trump Budget Plan Calls For Cuts To Medicaid And Public Health Agencies
“The Trump administration’s health budget, mistakenly put online Monday afternoon, calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in new cuts to Medicaid and [cuts] for many health science agencies…” (McLeod, 5/22).

STAT: Trump budget proposes massive cuts to Medicaid, science, and biomedical funding
“…The National Institutes of Health’s budget would be reduced … from 2017 spending levels to $26 billion. The National Cancer Institute would receive $4.47 billion… As with the skinny budget, the new proposed budget eliminates an NIH program, known as the Fogarty International Center, that promotes medical research overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would get [$5.1 billion] … It’s possible the budget proposal briefly posted on Monday could still change…” (Robbins et al., 5/22).

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