President releases budget blueprint for 2018 discretionary spending
AHA News Now
Mar 16, 2017
President Trump today submitted to Congress his proposed budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which provides top-line numbers for discretionary spending only. The president requests $69 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $15.1 billion or 17.9% decrease from the 2017 annualized continuing resolution level. Among other HHS highlights included in the blueprint, the president’s budget would increase funding for opioid misuse prevention efforts by $500 million; eliminate $403 million in health professions and nursing training programs; reform key public health, emergency preparedness and prevention programs; create a federal emergency response fund for public health outbreaks; consolidate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the National Institutes of Health; and reduce NIH spending by $5.8 billion relative to the 2017 annualized CR level. The administration expects to release a full budget, including specific mandatory and tax proposals, later this spring.
Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, preparedness, workforce, appropriations, opioids, prevention