March 17, 2017

Trump Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “Skinny” Budget.

Holland & Knight Healthcare Blog
Ethan Jorgensen-Earp

On March 16, the Trump Administration released a summary document of his first presidential budget entitled "America's First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." The 62-page budget blueprint, also known as the "skinny" budget, is both short and very high-level compared with past presidential budgets. For instance, the average length of President Obama’s budgets, not including appendices, was 200 pages. While the President's budget does not carry with it the force of law, the document has historically served as an important signal to Congress of the Administration’s policy and funding intentions for each fiscal year, and thus typically includes fairly detailed descriptions of funding goals for some of the federal government’s most crucial health-related programs.

Read the full Holland & Knight memo on the first presidential budget.

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