Since President Trump has been elected, many of us have been eager to see how his proposed policies will impact federal departments and services related to healthcare. Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, recently reviewed a blueprint that was released by President Trump. Now, we have gotten a glimpse of potential changes to come. We won’t have the details until the full budget proposal is released in May, but key points of focus have been published.
Specifics are unclear. There are several proposed cuts. Obviously, being healthcare providers, we are closely watching the proposed reduction of funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS). According to the blueprint, the president’s 2018 budget requests $69 billion for HSS. That would a 17.9% ($15 billion) reduction from the annualized continuing resolution (CR) level.
Below are 5 important points concerning President Trump’s proposed 2018 Budget for HHS:
In time, we will see if these blueprints are a success or failure. Whether we are providers or patients, we must stay current and learn how these changes could impact each and every one of us. At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, we are prepared to adapt to change and ensure the means to provide the highest quality of care and services to our patients!
Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center
1111 W. Town and Country Rd., Ste. 1
Orange, CA 92868