- "New Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease?" USA Today: A new test measures the levels of 10 fats to determine the likelihood of a patient developing Alzheimer's disease within 2 to 3 years with about 90% accuracy.
- "House Staff Members Are Signing Up for Obamacare, Figures Show," Roll Call: Almost all congressional staffers who have attempted to sign up for coverage have succeeded, including about 360 members of the House and 4,200 House staffers.
- "Obama's New Approach Takes a Humorous Turn," New York Times: The comedy website Funny or Die just posted a new interview with President Obama and the comedic interview show, Between Two Ferns, as part of the administration's effort to enroll young people under the ACA.
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President Obama on Tuesday released his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, which among other provisions would boost HHS spending to over $1 trillion for the first time, trim Medicare and Medicaid by roughly $400 billion over the next decade, and increase NIH's budget by about $200 million.
In addition, the budget would allocate $4.7 billion for FDA funding, as well about $26 million to help address prescription drug misuse and funds to help train new physicians and mental health care providers. It also calls for $5.5 billion in funding for the ACA’s "risk corridors" provision, and $65.3 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly $56 billion of which is allocated for veterans' medical care.
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