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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Of FY15 Budget Request

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday released a new budget analysis that reviews the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The analysis “finds that if Congress approves the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, global health funding would be impacted more than other areas of the budget when compared to broader budgetary trends,” according to an email alert from the foundation. “The budget request specifies $9.4 billion in total known funding for global health programs, $350 million less than the amount Congress authorized for the current fiscal year. Within the largest global health account (covering $8.1 billion of the total), malaria and family planning and reproductive health are the only two program areas that would receive increases. Bilateral HIV funding through PEPFAR is flat, while all other program areas would face decreases…” (Kates/Wexler, 3/20).