House appropriations bill targets cuts to AHRQ, outcomes research

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The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee today released a draft appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013 that would terminate funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality effective Oct. 1 and ban federal funding of patient-centered outcomes research. The bill, which the committee is scheduled to mark up tomorrow, also would rescind funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's prevention fund and contains other provisions intended to repeal health care reform efforts.

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