by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Buletin Volume 15, Number 15
Yesterday, President Obama delivered to Congress his proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, which includes the Administration’s budget priorities and proposed funding for the coming year. The transmission comes months after its original due date, and because the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have already adopted their respective budget resolutions, the President’s budget proposal will have minimal effect on the progress Congress has begun in setting spending priorities for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. As such, the proposal elicited an immediate rejection by Republican leaders in the House.
Nonetheless, the funding highlights include:
- $80.1 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services and an increase in the Food and Drug Administration’s total funding by $821 million for $3.9 billion above the 2012 funding level.
- $31 billion for the National Institutes of Health, a $472 million increase over the 2012 level. $1,339.4 million is proposed for the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, an increase of $20.4 million above the 2012 funding level.
- $6.6 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a decrease of $270 million in program funding from the 2012 funding level.
- $327 million investment in family planning via the Title X Program, an increase of $33.1 million over the 2012 funding level.
The proposed budget also contains language encouraging the adoption of new Medicare physician payment models.
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