Trump’s budget proposal cuts Medicare spending by $845B over 10 years

President Trump’s proposed “Budget for a Better America” for 2020 would cut Medicare spending by approximately $845 billion and Medicaid spending by approximately $241 billion over 10 years.

According to reporting from the Washington Post, the proposal—which Congress received Monday, March 11—also asks for $8.6 billion in brand new funding for Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“Other agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency, State Department, Transportation Department, Education Department and Interior Department, would see their budgets severely reduced,” according to the Washington Post. “The Commerce Department budget would increase in preparation for the 2020 Census—but Democrats said the Census money was insufficient.”

The proposal also includes an increase in defense spending of 5 percent compared to 2019.

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