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The Office of Management and Budget has the budget up in a gazillion different pdf's.

I posted a couple of times yesterday about the release of data for the budget but no one seemed interested.

There will be a press briefing at 1pm eastern with the Department of Health and Human Services where they will go through their "Budget in Brief".

As I said yesterday, the budget includes $178 billion in cuts to Medicare over the next 5 years.

The pertinent parts of the PAYGO budget proposals can be found on page 215 of the Budget Reform Proposals pdf file.

(I apologize for the formatting.)

Table 15–1. MANDATORY PROPOSALS SUBJECT TO PAYGO

(Cost/Savings (–) in millions of dollars)

Proposals.......2008......2009.......2010..........2011........2012.........2013 .........2008–13

Medicare ..................–12,437    –26,875    –39,798    –45,741    –53,384      –178,235

State Children’s Health Insurance Program

................................2,260         3,005         4,010       4,680         5,315            19,270

Medicaid ........140     –1,767     –2,924        –3,758      –4,305        –4,671      –17,285

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation premiums
................................–380        –2,217      –2,093       –2,127      –2,056         –8,873

Outlay effects of tax proposals
..................................–37         3,082        2,570       1,973        1,249          8,837

Social Services Block Grant
............................................ –1,445         –1,683       –1,700       –1,700         –6,528

Federal student aid programs
...............................–2,763         –775           –801     –885           –859         –6,083

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leasing
................................................. –3,502           –2      –503              –3          –4,010

Other proposals
................–148         –1,140        –1,807          –920       –660          –1,809         –6,484

Total
...............–8          –16,263       –33,458        –42,475    –49,268       –57,918     –199,391

Total, 2008 and 2009
..............................–16,271

Update [2008-2-4 13:35:18 by arielle]::

I felt like I should probably add this to the body.

The proposed legislative cuts in the Medicare budget include, but are not limited to:

Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospice, Inpatient Rehab Facilities, Long-Term Care hospitals, Outpatient Hospital services,and Home Health services all of which they propose to freeze at current rates 2009-2011 and then adjust the Market Basket (a fixed list of items used specifically to track the progress of inflation in a specific market) downward 0.65% annually thereafter.

Ambulance services and Ambulatory Surgical facing the same.

Opening up competitive bidding for laboratory services would save an estimated $2,290,000,000 over 5 years.

They want to reduce indirect medical education ($12,900,000,000), establish a 13-month rental period for power wheelchairs, and reduce the time you can rent oxygen equipment from 36 months to 13.

They want to "modernize" (wtf does that mean?) payments for end stage renal disease resulting in over a billion dollars worth of cuts as well as extend their secondary payer status for ESRD from 30 to 60 months.

Originally posted to GBCW on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:13 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Donate your tips to the charity of your choice. (9+ / 0-)

    I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love. -Maynard J. Keenan

    by arielle on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:16:05 AM PST

  •  Bush is taking his final shot at dismantling (11+ / 0-)

    and / or destroying the safety nets for our most vulnerable: seniors and children.

    May Bush and Cheney rot in the deepest parts of hell for this budget.....and may the whacko GOP that are facing re-election realize that they are going to screw themselves royally if they approve this budget.

    Memo to Congress: Put up or shut up ~ all talk and no action pisses me off.

    by SallyCat on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:16:58 AM PST

    •  Yup... (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      SallyCat, javelina, arielle

      His gambit is that nobody will question the huge jump in military spending in a election year.  Then when the Dems decry the cuts in social programs - Dubya can lean on the 'tax and spend' canard.  The 'compromise' will be to only cut the social programs 'half' as much as Dubya proposes.  Let's see which one of our candidates gets in front of this little game - if at all.

      kakistocracy - Elections have consequences, but capitulation has its price.

      by RichM on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:26:00 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Well, I'M interested, arielle (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SallyCat, arielle

    V. good diary, and I hope it gets noticed.

    Post again later in the week if not? Maybe you could pretty up the chart - NOT a criticism, I can't do this stuff at all, but there's probably somebody here who could help! You could post a request in Open Thread or C&J?

    You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

    by javelina on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:22:36 AM PST

  •  OT- but horrible for education too.......... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SallyCat, javelina, arielle

    Only a $69.00 to pell grants and that was mandatory.

  •  To be fair... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SallyCat, javelina, arielle

    Bonddad has the number two recommend diary and it is on this topic.  Although, your numbers bring into sharp focus what is being cut and by how much.

    kakistocracy - Elections have consequences, but capitulation has its price.

    by RichM on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 09:27:54 AM PST

  •  Proposed legislative cuts include (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    RichM, SallyCat

    (but are not limited to):

    Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospice, Inpatient Rehab Facilities, Long-Term Care hospitals, Outpatient Hospital services,and Home Health services all of which they propose to freeze at current rates 2009-2011 and then adjust the Market Basket (a fixed list of items used specifically to track the progress of inflation in a specific market) downward 0.65% annually thereafter.

    Ambulance services and Ambulatory Surgical facing the same.

    Opening up competitive bidding for laboratory services would save an estimated $2,290,000,000 over 5 years.

    They want to reduce indirect medical education ($12,900,000,000), establish a 13-month rental period for power wheelchairs, and reduce the time you can rent oxygen equipment from 36 months to 13.

    They want to "modernize" (wtf does that mean?) payments for end stage renal disease resulting in over a billion dollars worth of cuts as well as extend their secondary payer status for ESRD from 30 to 60 months.

    I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love. -Maynard J. Keenan

    by arielle on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 10:15:18 AM PST

  •  Relax. There won't be a budget bill this year. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SallyCat

    Why? Remember what the GOPers did in 2006? They couldn't pass a budget, so they just used a continuing resolution to kick the budget into the next Congress. Dems will do the same thing this year. They will develop their own budget using the working assumption that there will be a Dem President next year and then, at the last minute, give Bush a continuing resolution that extends the 2008 budget numbers into 2009. Then, after the next Preznit is installed, pass whatever they like with the improved margins in the Senate and House. The new Preznit will sign it, whoever it may be, in order to avoid having his first dealings with Congress be confrontational and possibly lead to a government shutdown.

    Don't worry, be happy. The next budget will be a real Democratic budget.

    -6.38/-3.79::'A man is incapable of comprehending any argument that interferes with his revenues.' Descartes

    by skrymir on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 10:37:40 AM PST

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