A Senate Appropriations subcommittee released details of draft legislation allocating some $163 billion in fiscal 2010 to fund federal agencies and programs that fall under the management of HHS, Labor and Education departments.
Draft legislation marks $31 billion for NIH research
A significant chunk of the recommended appropriations would go to cover a variety of healthcare related programs and agencies, according to details provided in a Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee news release. The federal budget allocations include nearly $31 billion to fund research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, $217 million for nursing education and $354 million for flu pandemic preparedness. The legislation—drafted and passed by the House and sent to the Senate for consideration—also includes $311 million for healthcare fraud and abuse control.
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