5 prevention programs GOP hopes to target

April 29, 2012
by Kathryn Smith


The fight in Congress over the Prevention and Public Health Fund may rage on for a while longer.

Republicans voted last week to eliminate what they termed as a “slush fund” as a way to prevent a large increase in student loan rates. Democrats disagree and will keep pushing for other student loan pay-fors. The prevention fund already has been hit with a $5 billion cut this year.

Here’s a look at five programs currently funded that could find themselves without cash, depending on how this fight plays out.


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