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Trump Proposes $14 Billion Cut From HHS, Boost to Public Health

March 11, 2019, 4:52 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services would suffer more than $14 billion in cuts next year under the
Trump administration budget proposal, a nearly 12 percent reduction likely to renew questions about the White House’s priorities on Capitol Hill.

The White House is both calling for major cuts to health spending and touting its efforts to bolster public health programs, an agenda that has puzzled research and disease prevention advocates. As it reiterates calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and convert Medicaid to a block grant system, the administration is also again expecting Congress to ...

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