$967B Proposed HHS Budget Receives Little GOP Pushback

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday faced few penetrating questions about the agency’s proposed $967 billion budget during a congressional hearing, suggesting new funding for research, drug safety and the Affordable Care Act could find support.

Sebelius, appearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, faced only a handful of substantive inquiries from Republicans about the agency’s financial plan, which is largely devoted to Medicare and Medicaid but also includes $80 billion in discretionary spending.

Within that unrestricted pool of cash,...
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