House subcommittee votes to cut DHHS budget, defund AHRQ

The US Department of Health and Human Services budget would be cut by $1.3B, and funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality would be totally eliminated by a bill that passed the congressional Labor, Health and Human Services subcommittee on Wednesday. According to Healthcare IT News, the bill “would effectively prohibit any federal funding of patient-centered outcomes research“.

The bill would also eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act.

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