GOP HEALTH BILL WOULD CUT CDC’S $1B DISEASE FIGHTING FUND | AP

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More

A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation’s lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections.

The Republican bill calls for the elimination of a $1 billion-a-year fund created for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

The fund’s goal: Pay for public health programs designed to prevent illness and, therefore, reduce health care costs.

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