Health care politics Trump’s budget and cuts to health care come as Democrats are touting variations on Medicare for All, putting Republicans in an interesting position as the election approaches. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The new Trump budget could lead to a battle royal in 2020, with some $2.7 trillion in spending cuts that would hit the Department of Health and Human Services with a 12 percent cut and Medicaid spending to the tune of some $1.5 trillion from 2020 to 2029.

Other actions sure to be less than popular with those who need health care are a push to change overall funding for Medicaid to a block grant or to per capita caps for states and rolling back the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the program.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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