Last week, President Trump released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Unlike the FY 2018 “skinny” budget released in March, this one includes all parts of the federal budget and includes 10-year spending proposals, through FY 2027. As outlined in The Arc’s statement, on top of the more than $830 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the budget proposes an additional $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with disabilities and their families.
“Where we invest our federal dollars is a measure of our values as a nation. Today the Trump Administration showed its cards, and coupled with the devastating Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives in the health care bill, the deck is stacked against people with disabilities,” said Peter V. Berns, CEO, The Arc. Learn more in The Arc’s full statement on the President’s budget proposal.