Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2012 budget

President Obama's 2012 budget proposal seems to have something to upset just about everyone:
Left is livid over budget safety net cuts
GOP disses Obama's 2012 budget

However most health related agencies actually did rather well, and those concerned with disease actually see some budget increases. For example:

$11.2 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up from its FY 2010 budget of $10.8 billion. However, the agency's discretionary spending budget would be reduced from $6.5 billion to $5.9 billion, which is expected to affect occupational safety and health, environmental health and disaster planning program in states. Programs that would see a funding boost include childhood vaccinations, domestic HIV/AIDS programs, and initiatives designed to treat and prevent chronic diseases.

$32.3 billion for the National Institute of Health (NIH), up from $31.3 billion in FY 2011, with a goal of spurring biomedical research and innovation,

$2.7 billion for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an increase of about $1 billion from the agency's current fiscal year budget, to enhance its new oversight of food safety and the nation's medicine, medical equipment and blood supplies.

$4.9 billion, an increase of $100 million, for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which helps fund most of the research into HIV and AIDS nationwide

$5.2 billion for the National Cancer Institute, an increase of $95 million;

$7.77 billion to The National Science Foundation, about 13% above FY 2010 spending, which was approximately $6.9 billion.

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