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In the News: Trump’s Budget Cuts Children’s Health Insurance Program


First Focus Vice Presidents of Health Policy Lisa Shapiro and Carrie Fitzgerald were quoted in CNN on May 24, 2017 speaking about how states will be impacted by changes to children’s healthcare. 

Trump’s Budget Cuts Children’s Health Insurance Program (CNN)

President Donald Trump’s budget plans to cut the Children’s Health Insurance Program by at least 20% over the next two fiscal years and slash Medicaid, which covers millions more children.

Millions of poor and working families could lose their health coverage if his proposed budget, released Tuesday and called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” gets through as-is. It would hit children’s health care hard and break Trump’s campaign promise to “save” Medicaid “without cuts.” [Read more…]