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The Forgotten Victims Of A Capitol Hill Budget Fight

Sequestration reduced those funds even more and “put housing agencies into a ... discretionary programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration ... read more

Louisiana bracing for Zika threat with 19 confirmed cases, 'we have all the ingredients' for local transmission

The Centers for Disease ... fund balances the city could dip into to fight Zika if needed. Welch expects Zika to be a problem for years ahead, but said federal money could help researchers produce a v... read more

Obamacare Changes Could Hinder Drug Addicts From Getting Help

Now, as Congress and President ... efforts to get more people into treatment, said Lisa Clemans-Cope, a researcher with the Urban Institute, which analyzes health care policy. Because addiction is a c... read more

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OSMA president: CDC's tobacco prevention efforts need full funding

While Cole has been a champion for public health, last summer his bill proposed cutting the CDC's tobacco control efforts by nearly one-fourth, putting proven programs like Tips at risk ... into law, ... read more


Social Security to dip into trust fund

For the first time since 1982, Social Security this year will have to tap into its nearly $3T trust fund to cover benefits of the program. That is three years sooner than expected a year ago, partly d... read more

Repeal of Health Bill’s 1099 Provision Could Take Funds from Prevention

The fund was established to shore up anti-tobacco and obesity programs ... to use the prevention fund to do it." Putting more money into prevention -- which now makes up only about 3% of health-care s... read more

With prevention we can make America healthy again

The rates of all these public health ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity and substance use are our biggest underlying problems: One-third of U.S. adults qualify as obese and another ... read more

Spending Deal Ends Uncertainty for Health Programs -- But at Cost to CDC

After more than four months, Congress ... Disease Control and Prevention’s budget and supports key public health activities like childhood lead poisoning prevention, vaccination, smoking cessation and ... read more

Here's what Congress stuffed into its $1.3-trillion spending bill

30 — to virtually every federal department and agency pursuant to the two-year budget agreement Congress ... Prevention can, in fact, conduct research into gun violence. A longstanding rider known as ... read more

Trump budget cuts threaten emergency response to Zika and other disease outbreaks

He urged Congress to fund ... not only mean a loss of health coverage for millions but also would eliminate the CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund. Created under ACA, the fund provides more than ... read more

Maryland could face medical disaster

These include major cuts to the National Institutes of Health ... into a block grant program, completely contradict the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." These spending reductio... read more

Overnight Healthcare: White House dips into Ebola funding for Zika

Senior health and budget officials had previously dismissed dipping into the funding pool reserved for the Ebola virus to fight Zika, instead pushing Congress to approve new funding. The Centers for D... read more



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