February 5, 2008
On February 3, President Bush unveiled his $3.1 trillion proposed budget plan for fiscal year (FY) 2009 - with increases sought for defense and homeland security, and tight controls on most domestic discretionary programs, holding them under inflationary increases. The result is a budget that continues tight constraints on domestic discretionary spending (which comprise only about 15% of all federal outlays). In addition, the President’s budget is also seeking more than $200 billion in reductions for the Medicare and Medicaid programs that are mandatory entitlements outside of discretionary spending. These changes to Medicare and Medicaid must be approved by Congress to go into effect.
Among the highlights and concerns for NAMI in the President's proposed FY 2009 budget are:
View details of the proposed FY 2009 budgets for agencies and programs of importance to people with severe mental illnesses and their families.
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