Trump Administration Calls for Medicaid Overhaul, $846 Billion in Medicare Cuts

Trump Administration Calls for Medicaid Overhaul, $846 Billion in Medicare Cuts

Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:11 PM

This week, the Trump Administration issued its proposed budget for FY 2020, calling for government wide domestic federal cut of 5%, a site-neutral payment plan for home health and a significant Medicaid overhaul.  This includes a reduction of $846 billion in Medicare over the next ten years. 

While the proposed budget is unlikely to make it past the democrat-controlled House, it gives insight into the priorities of the government going forward. 

“It is crucial that support for home care and hospice be increased as the value of these services grows with innovation, efficiencies and quality improvement,” Dombi, president of NAHC said. “We look forward to working with the administration and the Congress as we tackle the challenges of health care delivery together.”

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