Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid will cause overall health-care costs to rise

President Trump’s proposal to cut $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over 10 years not only is unethical in its heartless attack on the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable — it’s also bad policy that will cost taxpayers far more than it saves in the long run.

The proposal, unveiled in Trump’s 2020 budget, was a shocker that nonetheless surprised no one. As Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) put it during a congressional hearing on March 12, this administration “has taken a hatchet to every part of our health care system.” Read more…