Does The Trump Budget Gut Medicaid?

Last week the White House released a federal budget that, among other changes, would reduce projected Medicaid spending by $610 billion across 10 years.

The proposed reduction has received a lot of negative press. Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez, claims the budget “absolutely dismantles Medicaid.” The New York Times reports that the budget “cuts deeply into Medicaid.” Other articles suggest the budget would “gut” the federal program.

Verdict: False

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