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Mystery $844B pot in Trump budget signals Medicaid cuts


February 11, 2020

Alex Brandon – Associated Press

President Donald Trump speaks during a 'White House Business Session with our Nation's Governors," in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Monday, Feb.10, 2020, in Washington.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's budget contains an $844 billion mystery pot for his still undefined health care plan, signaling steep cuts to Medicaid and "Obamacare."

That 10-year number represents hypothetical savings that would be used for a health care plan Trump has been promising since he was a candidate. His election-year budget released Monday repeats the pledge, but details again remain elusive.


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