Vicky- I read through this very briefly but it seems like Congress is going to great lengths to show it's lack of support for the president, avenge the passing of the ACA- which took a suprise turn when the 5th Judge voted pro- ACA.
I am alittl baffled at how our US healthcare world is going to function with out the AHRQ. It that to mean that Evidence based practice and quality patient care initiaves are going to cease? I did see that provsion was made for Nursing Research
For the entire bill over all- I am unaware of what the previous monies were avail to each area. It seems like the NIH, ONCIH had remained somewhat intact. But I have to say- it seems like the focus is on HIV, monies are still provided for Mental health, and substance abuse. I know I'm not grasping the good majority of this bill- I will look up what this Sect 4002 is as it seems to be a real thorn for one side but I'm not sure whose's.
It does seem like there is focus on Bioterrorism- chemical and biologic , PH emergency preparedness. it seems like the CDC was slightly dented in it's mones to infectious disease but it seems like they beefed up the zoonotics- do they expect alot of animal and bug bites in Washinton?(LOL)
What is going to happen to the PH initiatives and preventative health care reform that Sec. Sebilius rolled out in the winter of 2011? It seems like if she wants to travel any where for official business in the USA she will be doing it on her personal dime and if she needs to travel abroad for offical reasons- she will need to notify Hilary Clinton( as Sec of State) first who the bill expects to ok it.. I'm not sure I agree with money being put out for renovations to oversease places where the Sec, Sebilius or her reps would have to officially travel to- I guess that depends on if it were a grass hut or not. This may have not relivance to this issue or even be in the same budget, but I do know that our military when sent on missions- not afghanistan or Iraq, are in need of medical care- we(the US) have what is called official*** safe houses where the most medical care they can recieve is IVF, But I dont think Sec Sebilius would be traveling there, too remote.
Either way, I think that this is in retaliation to the passing of the ACA. It will be interesting to see, if Obama looses the election, if a republican wins- the bill being modified and re vamped.
What is this going to do to all the CRA and CRC's- is a good protion of investigational drugs and medical equipment goverment or private funded? or doe it depend on where the research study is being done- Pharmaceutical co. or university, hospital based?