MedCity News April 14, 2021
Anuja Vaidya

President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.

President Joe Biden’s recently submitted discretionary budget has set the stage for his administration’s healthcare priorities and provides a blueprint for Congressional action. While the budget includes predictable healthcare provisions, it also details some unexpected ones, such as a focus on climate change and its impact on health.

The budget, submitted by the Office of Management and Budget to Congress on April 9, is seeking $1.5 trillion in discretionary funding....

Topics: Behavioral Health, Congress / White House, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Public Health
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