While President Donald Trump's budget doesn't offer specifics on his "health care vision," an $844 billion mystery pot -- along with other Medicaid changes -- signal deep cuts to health programs. Critics were quick to challenge Trump's promises to protect people's coverage despite any funding cuts. “You can’t cut $1 trillion from these programs and protect the most vulnerable,” said Aviva Aron-Dine of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The budget also includes a big funding drop for CDC, a proposal to strip the FDA of its authority over tobacco products, a provision to slash funding for the agency currently working to create a corona-virus vaccine, and more.

 

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