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White House Budget is “Bad Medicine” for Patients

February 10, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare, Statement


WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in reaction to the White House's 2021 proposed budget:

“The administration budget proposal is bad medicine for the most vulnerable American patients.

"The arbitrary cuts to health care programs envisioned in the budget will make the job of America’s caregivers much more difficult. This proposal combined with already issued regulations will result in a reduction in coverage, putting the health care of millions of patients at risk.

"This is no time to cut the Medicare and Medicaid programs that so many Americans depend on. 

"The plan to reduce funding to HHS agencies on the front lines of protecting our public health is particularly ill-timed. The spread of the coronavirus is evidence that we need a strong permanent defense system to stop threats before they start and contain them when they do."

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