Protecting Health Care Programs from Spending Cuts
Many government leaders have proposed cutting health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to reduce federal spending. However, cutting these programs would hurt both American families and the economy.
This series refutes the arguments that promote cutting Medicare and Medicaid and explains why cuts to these programs would hurt vulnerable Americans and place a greater burden on state economies. These fact sheets also describe the benefits of health care programs, such as better education for children and improved health for seniors and low-income adults.
Policy makers and advocates can use these fact sheets to bolster arguments in favor of protecting vital health care programs from spending cuts.
Promoting Health Equity:
Responses to Proposed Medicaid Cuts:
- Talking Points: Medicaid and the Federal Deficit
- Deficit Reduction: Tell Your Legislators to Protect Medicaid
- What’s Wrong with Per Capita Caps in Medicaid?
- Will Congress Throw Medicaid Off the Fiscal Cliff?
- Cutting Medicaid: Ineffective and Harmful
- Talking Points: Republican Medicaid Cuts
- Medicaid Cuts Will Hurt Illinois’ Economy
- The 2013 New Year’s Budget Deal and Medicaid: The Next Cliff
- The January 2013 Budget Deal: The American Taxpayer Relief Act and Medicaid
Arguments against the Spring 2012 House Budget Proposal to Cut Funding for Health Care Programs:
- What’s Wrong with Premium Support in Medicare?
- The Republican Budget Proposal: Ending Medicare As We Know It—Again
- Republicans Again Propose Slashing Funding for Medicaid, Medicare, and Other Health Programs