House Republicans passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal (H. Con. Res. 34) on a party-line vote with four Republican voting “no.” The Republicans' budget plan for 2012 would cut an approximate net $1.649 trillion from a projected baseline deficit of $6.737 trillion over the 2012–2021 budget window, while changing Medicare into a premium support voucher plan and Medicaid into a block grant program. The Congressional Research Service released a report on April 13 detailing the healthcare changes included in the House Republicans' budget plan.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated he has no intention on bringing the House plan to the floor for a vote.