CDC Faces Budget Loss of $891 Million After Trump’s AHCA Passes the House


The American Health Care Act (AHCA), recently passed in the House, is set to strip nearly $1 billion in grants from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies if it becomes law. Those grants, from what’s known as the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), made up one-eighth of the CDC’s funding in 2016.

The PPHF gets portioned out to multiple federal agencies with the CDC taking the lion’s share of the funds. In the past, the PPHF has been referred to as a “slush fund,” yet in the present such accusations no longer hold true as the funds are now a primary revenue stream for CDC operations. Having become integral within the budgets of multiple agencies, the fund provided $932 million in total for public health programs in 2016. The CDC received almost all of it, $891 million, including $324 million for immunization programs. Put another way, the PPHF also supplied ‘small fish’ federal agencies like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Administration for Community Living, however the CDC was the big whale.

The AHCA now heads to the Senate where the bill will likely undergo some changes. At the present moment, the integrity of the CDC’s vaccine division is in serious question. Multiple whistleblowers along with rampant conflicts of interest have plagued the agency. President Trump has hinted at looking into the agency and its questionable inner workings. However, very little has been publicly revealed on the rumored appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to head up a new Commission on Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity.

On March 30, 2017 an open letter was sent to President Trump signed by more than 275 Doctors, Scientists and Organizations in support of an independent vaccine safety commission. The public and professional pushback aimed at the CDC, its cherry picked research the agency uses to support vaccine safety, and its deep conflicts of interest, is continually being spotlighted and gaining momentum. Independent health journalist Paul Fassa writes recently:

Poul Thorsen, a psychiatrist, was indicted on 13 counts of wire fraud and 9 counts of money laundering involved with embezzling around $2 million of federal money, our tax dollars, while he was involved with misrepresenting studies that are offered as the final “proof” that vaccines containing thimerasol don’t cause autism. This statement was easily blurred to include all vaccines, by the media, the public, and all governmental agencies including the WHO (World Health Organization).

These studies are still up on the CDC’s website and are used by the agency as ‘proof’ of vaccine safety.

Recently making headlines is the pilot study comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6- to 12- year old U.S. children that many have hopes of being a Titanic turner. The study appears to confirm what many parents and health professionals have been alerting the public about for decades; vaccines have multiple, inherent risks.

What will come of the possible CDC defunding remains to be seen. Yet, in light of silence from government, lack of internal house cleaning of the captured CDC agency, and a full media blackout of any real investigative efforts from the mainstream media, perhaps severely defunding the agency will serve as an effortless way to put it out of its misery.

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