Public health is going to see major cuts under the new Trump budget. Even though it includes a heading that states “Putting America’s Health First”, most health sectors will benefit from significantly less funds. For instance, the US CDC will suffer a cut of more than $1.32 billion.
- Trump Budget Focuses on military and immigration enforcement.
- Public health organization don’t agree with this budget proposal.
- Several departments are going to be affected by these cuts
The FDA will also have a smaller budget than it had in 2017. This department will suffer a decrease of 31 percent in its funding. Since the Trump budget focuses more on immigration enforcement and military forces, so public health, drug safety, and biomedical research are to receive less funds.
This measure can affect the entire medical system, especially after ObamaCare is no longer available. The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, provided health insurance to people who could not afford it. However, the major budget cuts in public health will affect lots of people.
Moreover, public health is not the only domain which will suffer after the Trump budget is enforced. Cancer research is also on the list of budget cuts. This department is going to see a significant reduction in funds if the budget proposal is approved, together with occupational safety and health, HIV prevention, or programs against childhood obesity.
As expected, public health and research organizations do not agree with the budget cuts. Most of them think health security is at risk and the rate of diseases can increase. Also, they find this budget destructive for public health. The funding reductions can reverse the development of the US medical care.
“Families battling devastating diseases every day deserve hope, not a budget that senselessly takes that hope away,” mentioned Rep. Doris Matsui.
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