There have been many, many media pieces on the Trump budget proposals that promise big cuts in the number of people drawing Social Security disability benefits. Here's one from CBS and another from Bloomberg.
The thing that gets me is that the Trump budget proposals on Social Security disability are unlikely to have an effect upon the real world. They mostly rely upon vague proposals to return many disability recipients to the workforce. It's not like this hasn't been tried before. The Social Security Act is littered with work incentive after work incentive to the point that almost no one understands how they all work. Certainly, claimants don't understand. The oldest work incentives date back to the 1960s. Everything has been tried. Nothing worked. Nothing will work. The vast majority of Social Security disability recipients are too sick to work and have no realistic hope of getting better. I doubt that any new work incentive could be passed and if it was, it wouldn't work. However, the news media likes to talk about these proposals because they fit into a narrative that the Trump administration is heartless. It may be but these proposals are more a sign of fecklessness than of heartlessness.
Meanwhile, almost no one pays attention to Social Security's operating budget. This has an effect on the here and now. The agency is starving for operating funds. As a result, backlogs increase, telephones don't get answered and wait times at Social Security field offices soar. That gets little attention because it's boring but real people are suffering right now. All of this could be improved dramatically by adding another billion dollars to Social Security's operating budget.
Please, let's pay more attention to the operating budget and Social Security's service delivery problems. They matter. They could be solved so easily.