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US Funding for NTDs

The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts

This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide.

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U.S. Global Health Legislation Tracker

This tracker provides a listing of global health-related legislation introduced in the current Congress.

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The U.S. Government and Global Health Security

This brief examines the U.S. government’s efforts in global health security – that is, efforts to help countries prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases such Ebola, Zika, and pandemic influenza. The brief provides history and background, reviews the U.S. agencies carrying out these efforts, reviews funding, and highlights key policy issues going forward.

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National Health Spending Explorer

The Health Spending Explorer on the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker helps users examine five decades worth of numbers documenting expenditures by federal and local governments, private insurers, and individuals on 15 categories of health services, including hospitals, physician and clinic care, and prescription drugs.

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A Look at Recent Proposals to Control Drug Spending by Medicare and its Beneficiaries

In response to higher drug spending growth and heightened attention to drug prices, policymakers have proposed a variety of policy initiatives to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Medicare. This brief examines in detail the range of proposals offered by the Trump Administration and members of Congress for lowering the cost of prescription drugs, their known effects on the federal budget, and their potential implications for beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

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U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Countries

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

This fact sheet looks at the history, funding, and future outlook of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. government’s major global initiative to combat HIV/AIDS.

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U.S. Funding for Global Polio, By Agency, FY 2009 – FY 2020 Request

The U.S. Government and Global Polio Efforts

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global polio eradication efforts and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide.

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What’s the Latest on Medicare Drug Price Negotiations?

In response to higher drug spending growth and heightened attention to drug prices, some policymakers have proposed allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs. This issue brief provides a short history of this proposal, describes several bills introduced in the 116th Congress to allow government negotiations as well as assessments of potential savings from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and considers the prospects for action in the future.

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MCC Disbursements for Health and Water/ Sanitation, and All Other Sectors, FY 2008-FY 2018

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Global Health

This fact sheet describes the functions, governance, funding, and approach of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), with a particular focus on MCC’s engagement in global health.

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The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing

This issue brief examines the latest facts about Medicare spending and financing, including the most recent historical and projected Medicare spending data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary, the 2019 annual report of the Boards of Medicare Trustees, and the 2019 Medicare baseline and projections from the Congressional Budget Office. It discusses historical and projected spending trends, program financing, Medicare’s financial condition, and the future outlook.

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