While some of the plans proposed in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 seem unlikely to be approved by the Congress, the document sets out a unique road map of how the Trump Administration views a variety of functions within the federal government, and what items the White House would like to get rid of - big and small.
Here are eight things you might have missed in the fine print of the 2018 Trump budget:
If you look at this graphic, you will see how the President's budget would save $610 billion by reforming Medicaid. The second set of figures is the "baseline" for Medicaid - where spending would go without any changes. That says $408 billion would be spent on Medicaid in 2018, ending up at $688 billion in 2027. The bottom graphic is the Trump proposal, which has Medicaid at $404 billion in 2018 and $524 billion in 2027. "There's not cuts at all," said Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS). "It's a matter of slowing the growth rate." Yes, the Trump plan would spend less money than current built-in automatic growth rate, but the overall amount still goes up over the ten year budget.
If you want to read more of the details about the Trump 2018 budget, you can find those on the White House website.