We have been closely following the recent coverage of the U.S. House fiscal year 2013 budget and read a lot about its proposed cuts to Medicare. But we have not seen much analysis of what the proposal would mean for U.S. children and their families.

You can learn more about budget analysis in the news from a recent blog post by a partner organization, First Focus Campaign for Children. And check out our series of detailed fact sheets. These fact sheets highlight these significant cuts to kids:

  • The U.S. House Committee on the Budget’s legislation would cut $162 billion from kids’ share of Medicaid and $28.9 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, dramatically reducing federal investments in children’s health.
  • The proposal would cut $57.6 billion from children’s share of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federal investment proven to reduce poverty.
  • The House plan could cut about $4.2 billion in non-defense discretionary funding to kids’ programs such as education, child health, family housing, and children’s safety.
  • The partisan budget legislation would eliminate the entire Social Services Block Grant, cutting child care, child protective services, foster care, child abuse prevention and intervention, and more, for the 11 million children currently served.
  • The Committee’s budget reconciliation package would make cuts to vital investments like the Child Tax Credit and repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act for kids, including the Medicaid maintenance of effort requirement that protects coverage for low-income children and other vulnerable populations.