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Trump Calls For New Public Health Emergency Response Fund

May 22, 2017
The president's fiscal 2018 budget would create an HHS Emergency Response Fund to quickly respond to public health threats. The fund would draw upon any HHS account in the event that HHS ran out of resources to respond to a public health emergency, such as Zika or Ebola, in a given fiscal year, according to President Donald Trump's HHS budget in brief document. “In addition to current transfer authority, HHS would have Department-wide transfer authority to support the Fund in...


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