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Capitol Health Call
March 10, 2010

Health Budget

JAMA. 2010;303(10):929. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.230

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: