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CBO says Trumpcare would slash Medicaid dollars by a quarter in 2026, by more than a third in 2036

Campaign Action The Congressional Budget Office worked fast in responding to Sen. Ron Wyden's request for an analysis of the long-term cuts to Medicaid in Trumpcare. They must have had the data right at hand, because here it is. In CBO's assessment, Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would be 26 percent lower in 2026 than it would be under the agency’s extended baseline, and the gap would widen to about 35 percent in 2036 (see figure below).
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