The Trump administration is proposing a dramatic rollback of the Affordable Care Act in its first 100 days, a move that will leave millions of Americans without health insurance and severely impact millions of the poorest and most vulnerable, according to a new analysis.
In his budget blueprint unveiled Thursday, the White House proposed slashing billions of dollars from Medicaid, the health program for the poor and disabled that President Donald Trump campaigned on ending, and cutting $600 billion from Medicare.
In addition, the Trump administration proposed slashing $2.8 trillion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a $8 billion block grant that helps low-income Americans afford health insurance.
“Obamacare is the single greatest impediment to America’s economic success in the 21st century,” the president’s budget proposal reads.
“The Trump administration will work to repeal it and replace it with a plan that provides access to health insurance at a lower cost to working families and the middle class.”
The Trump budget proposal is the first in which the president has actually proposed eliminating the law, and the administration is betting that a majority of Americans will support it.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Republicans support repealing the law.
But many Republicans will also oppose any such repeal, and a number of states have already passed measures to keep the law in place.
While Trump’s budget plan is largely focused on reducing the amount of money the federal government will spend on Medicaid and other programs, he did make a promise to the poor: He wants them to have access to affordable health insurance for the first time in a generation.
In a separate budget proposal released Thursday, Trump proposed eliminating Medicaid funding for the poorest Americans, the elderly, and people with disabilities, and also eliminating the federal subsidy for private health insurance plans.
This means that the average American will see their monthly premiums go up by $1,200, according the budget blueprint.
That would mean people like the 28-year-old who is unemployed and living in her parents’ basement will have to pay $1.35 a month, compared to $1 a month for the average middle-class family.
Trump also proposed eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood and cutting funding for Medicaid and Title X family planning services, programs that help people buy private insurance or access contraception.
He also proposed slashing funding for community health centers, which provide health care to low-wage workers, and he proposed eliminating a federal requirement that employers offer health insurance to all workers, even those who work part-time or part-year.
Trump has long said that he would never dismantle Obamacare because it’s “the single greatest thing going on right now.”
But he has promised to do just that.
The administration has already laid out a list of more than 40 changes to the ACA that it wants to repeal, including provisions that require insurance companies to cover contraception and reduce out-of-pocket costs for people with pre-existing conditions.
In the budget document, the administration also proposes slashing funding from the Department of Labor, which provides jobs, wages and benefits to people who work for companies like AT&T, Walmart and Verizon.
“It is the responsibility of the Department to ensure that workers have access and the right to pursue jobs, education and health benefits that they are qualified for and are not denied due to pre-conditions, such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or genetic information,” the budget proposal states.
“These protections are vital to ensure an equal, fair and competitive workforce.”
The White House has said that the administration plans to release a detailed outline of its proposal to Congress by the end of the month.
The budget proposal also suggests a host of changes to federal workers, including eliminating the minimum wage, which is currently set at $7.25 an hour.
The White House budget proposal would also slash the Earned Income Tax Credit, which gives people who make less than $25,000 a refundable tax credit of up to $3,500 per year.
In its proposal, the Office of Management and Budget also proposed cutting $3.4 billion from other federal programs.
The White National Fund, which was established in the 1970s to support African Americans and other people of color, would be cut by $7 billion.
The Office of Women’s Health would also be cut, with $1 billion of that cut to be used to expand women’s access to preventive care, including screenings for sexually transmitted diseases and cervical cancer screenings.
“We need to move away from the notion that the only way to fix problems is to make them worse,” the White National Foundation said in a statement.
“We must create more affordable and accessible coverage for all Americans, especially those in the lowest-income groups.
We must ensure that our women and girls have access, including coverage for preventive services and services for children and families.”
The budget blueprint also proposes eliminating $8.2 billion from the Office for Women’s Policy Research and $2 billion for