President's Trump draft budget proposal hit Capitol Hill today with a thud. Calling for enormous cuts in healthcare and social safety nets. Some of the biggest cuts?
— Medicaid by $610 billion over the next decade
— NIH by $6 billion next year
— CDC by $1.3 billion next year
Tomorrow, the updated Congressional Budget Office Scores are scheduled to be released on the American Health Care Act, the House GOP healthcare bill which passed by just a two-vote majority on May 4. The bill has not officially been sent to the Senate because it must include the CBO scores, and those scores must show that it meets the Senate budget requirements of at least a $2 billion deficit reduction over the next 10 years. A previous version of the AHCA saved $150 billion over 10 years, and some outside health experts expect the new scores to show sufficient savings. But there were major changes to the final version that add a degree of uncertainty to that outcome. If it fails that test, it would need to be revamped and revoted on in the House, which which may be challenging now that Rep. MacAuthur has resigned as co-chair of the moderate Tuesday Group.