Faculty Publications

Title

GOP 2016 Budget Proposal Seeks To Overhaul Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-17-2015

Abstract

Change is coming. The U.S. government continues to spend more money than it brings in each year in revenue. Consequently, change is essential, as the current path is not sustainable. Congressional Republicans recently released their 2016 budget, grabbing headlines across the country with their renewed call to repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut spending, and overhaul Medicare. While many of the proposals are merely a response to President Obama’s proposed 2016 budget, which also included some degree of political positioning, the budget does put the American public on notice as to how our elected leadership envisions future changes to important social programs such as Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare.