By Ana Mari Cauce
In March, I wrote about the negative impacts on our nation’s health, economy and security that would result from implementation of the President’s budget outline for the next fiscal year, FY18.
That initial budget outline has now been expanded to a full proposed budget for FY18, which was released today. The cuts to science, health care and other investments in our national prosperity are even more draconian – and more harmful – than those proposed in the original outline.
If implemented, this budget would cut federal investments in everything from work-study programs for low-income students to deep cuts in scientific research and its applications, including environmental mitigations and treatments for cancer and heart disease. That’s on top of drastic cuts to Medicaid, which would have devastating impacts on our ability to serve patients at UW Medicine’s hospitals and clinics.