President’s 2015 budget supports SGR fix, boosts funding for primary care work force programs

Despite the winter weather emergency in Washington, the White House released President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 on Tuesday. In its current state, the president’s proposal would spend $3.9 trillion in fiscal year 2015, leading to a budget deficit of $564 billion (a decrease from the FY2014 budget deficit of $649 billion). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would have a $1 trillion budget under the president’s proposal, including $77 billion in discretionary funds for initiatives such as growing the physician work force, expanding Medicare’s (Read more...)

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