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Report Highlights Severe Cuts to Medicaid and Medicare that Romney's Proposed Budget Cuts Would Require

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
May 23, 2012

A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that if policymakers exempt Social Security from the cuts (as Romney has suggested) and cut Medicare, Medicaid, and all other entitlement and discretionary programs by the same percentage, then non-defense programs
other than Social Security would have to be cut 29 percent in 2016
and 59 percent
in 2022.
The report is available at http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3658.