The proposed $3.8 trillion budget that President Barack Obama presented to Congress February 1 contains some good news for those involved with health care.
Obama's budget for fiscal year 2011 includes $81.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), up from $79.6 billion a year ago. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the DHHS, is in line for a $1 billion increase to its current $32 billion budget.
Among the highlights in the budget regarding health care:
Mitka M. Health Budget. JAMA. 2010;303(10):929. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.230