AP: Federal proposed budget takes aim at Medicaid, food stamps

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AP: Federal proposed budget takes aim at Medicaid, food stamps

By Brian Berk - 05/22/2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget could include a reduction in funding for Medicaid programs, as well as a cut of $193 billion from food stamps during the next decade, according to The Associated Press. If the cut to food stamps comes to fruition, it would represent a cut of more than 25% and potentially affect up to 42 million people.


In total, Trump’s budget, to be released Tuesday, incudes $1.7 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years from “mandatory programs.” His goal to balance the federal ledger within 10 years, the news source reported, without trimming social security and retirement benefits.


The news outlet stressed the proposed budget


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