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SPLC statement on President Trump’s plan to slash Medicaid spending

President Trump today proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that calls for increased spending on defense and for barriers along the Mexico border, but for greatly reduced spending on Medicaid.

We strongly condemn this administration’s continued effort to undercut Medicaid, a critical safety net to ensure that the poor can receive health care.

The Trump administration’s proposed budget includes a provision to convert Medicaid into a system of block grants, which past experience has shown will result in a dramatic reduction in services for those who need it most.

It’s not only irresponsible, it’s un-American.