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Here’s what Congress is stuffing 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 the Dickey Amendment, which states that no CDC funds ... read more

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

The Louisiana Department of Health ... 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 vaccine, thereby lowering the most immediate ... 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 chronic, lifelong disease, a cut in Medicaid funding ... read more

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States Worry That Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt Opioid Addiction Efforts

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Advocates Say Democrats Fumbled HIV/AIDS Funding Before GOP Takeover

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Eugenics, American Style

Testifying before Congress in the ... to women of all ages at no risk to the mother. In 1986, the State of California began requiring physicians to offer the tests to pregnant women. The state's health department now funds much of the screening itself ... read more

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, and with Cole's support, funding for CDC's tobacco ... 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 other programs in all 50 states. Slashing the fund ... 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 Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will ramp up ... read more


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