Trumpcare and you: How will the GOPís American Health Care Act change your health insurance?
March 12, 2017
by MATTHEW ROZSA
“This bill repeals the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides 12 percent of the CDC’s budget,” said John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health. “Without that $1 billion, the CDC — which has responded to more than 750 health emergencies in the past two years — will have to do more with less. This is at a time when new infectious diseases — from Ebola to Zika to Bird Flu — emerge frequently. For the ordinary American, many things they take for granted, such as the ease of obtaining vaccines, will be made difficult — the Prevention Fund provides 40 percent of the CDC’s immunization program funding. Quite simply, this bill would make untold numbers of Americans less safe, secure and healthy.”
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