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Mystery $844B pot in Trump budget signals Medicaid cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's budget contains a $844 billion mystery pot for his still undefined health care plan.

That signals steep cuts to Medicaid and "Obamacare."

The 10-year number represents hypothetical savings that would be used for a health care plan Trump has been promising since he was a candidate.

His election-year budget repeats that pledge but details once again remain elusive.

Trump is promising to protect people with pre-existing conditions, but the budget doesn't spell out how.

That's important because guaranteeing coverage for people in poor health involves subsidizing higher costs for their care.

Democrats were quick to denounce the health care budget.

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