One Proposal Really Cuts Medicaid

p>As many have noted, but the ACA President’s budget and the latest House Budget held Medicare growth to GDP+0.5%. If you need help, that’s the same amount.

But the differences in Medicaid could not be more dramatic:

That chart shows what, as Ezra Klein reports, “Rep. Ryan told the Congressional Budget Office his budget would do by 2030 (see page 13 of this CBO report).” (emphasis mine)

The cuts aren’t going to health care for the elderly (regardless of what the commercials say). The cuts are going to health care for poor people. As the elderly also contain some poor people, there is still some overlap, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves as to who is bearing the brunt of our “sacrifice”.

[Cross-posted at The Incidental Economist]