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President Obama March 4 released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget, which calls for $3.9 trillion in spending. The budget adheres to the FY 2015 discretionary (appropriated) spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act , which provide less than a $1 billion increase for non-defense programs. Overall, the administration proposes $71.8 billion for discretionary programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a decrease of $206 million (0.3 percent) from FY 2014.
President Obama March 4 released the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request calling for $402 billion in health-related cuts over 10 years. The budget proposes $354 billion in Medicare provider cuts, including nearly $15 billion in Medicare Indirect Medical Education (IME) payments, $68 billion in Medicare structural reforms, and $7 billion in Medicaid savings.
Preserving GME Funding
Cutting the deficit is important, but cutting physician training at a time when our nation faces a critical shortage of doctors would threaten the health of all Americans.
Advocacy Launches Ad to Warn of Sequestration Impact
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