President releases final federal budget proposal

March 2008
Counseling Today;Mar2008, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p21
The article focuses on the final budget proposal for fiscal year 2009 released by U.S. President George W. Bush. According to the author, the $3.1 trillion spending plan covers higher budget for military spending and federal health care programs, but freezes education spending to $59.2 billion. In addition, the author notes that Medicare and Medicaid funding decrease to $178.2 billion and $19 billion for the State Children's Health Insurance Program.


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