Trump Budget Seeks Deep Cuts in Medical Research and Disease Prevention

Just when you think it can’t get worse, out comes another budget proposal that will harm public health.

“President Trump’s 2018 budget request to Congress seeks massive cuts in spending on health programs, including medical research, disease prevention programs and health insurance for children of the working poor.
The National Cancer Institute would be hit with a $1 billion cut compared to its 2017 budget.

“The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute would see a $575 million cut, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases would see a reduction of $838 million. The administration would cut the overall National Institutes of Health budget from $31.8 billion to $26 billion.”

Funding for public health and medical research has traditionally been bipartisan. Will the Republican members of Congress go along with a plan that will cut these vital activities for the sake of tax cuts and military spending?

from sarah


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