- David Nather
- 2 hrs ago
Trump's mystery tweet: "add more dollars" to health care
President Trump is back on Twitter, and tonight he tweeted about an intriguing idea that's disconnected from pretty much all of the current Republican health care plans: he wants to "add more dollars" to health care.
What the House health care bill does: It would cut overall health care spending by $1.1 trillion over 10 years, including $834 billion in Medicaid savings, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office estimate.
What his budget does: It would cut Medicaid by an additional $610 billion.
Why it matters: It's not clear whether Trump's tweet is an actual policy proposal or just a stray thought that we'll never hear again (a White House spokesman said they have nothing to add). Either way, it's not helpful to Republicans who are have already gone on record supporting an Affordable Care Act repeal plan that cuts spending.