New Health Care Bill Clears House Committees

Moves are a crucial step in replacing Affordable Care Act, but health advocacy groups mount opposition

March 9, 2017
by Dennis Thompson and Karen Pallarito

John Auerbach, president Trust for America's Health, said the GOP proposal would eliminate an Obamacare provision that established a national fund for prevention and public health. That cut would erase 12 percent of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget, including $625 million annually for state and local public health efforts to prevent diabetes, heart disease and cancer, he said.

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