As many have noted, but the
ACA President’s budget and the latest House Budget held Medicare growth to GDP+0.5%. If you need help, that’s the same amount.
But the differences in Medicaid could not be more dramatic:
The cuts aren’t going to health care for the elderly (regardless of what the commercials say). The cuts are going to health care for poor people. As the elderly also contain some poor people, there is still some overlap, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves as to who is bearing the brunt of our “sacrifice”.