Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Budget ceasefire helps the world at U. S. research expense

See also

The ceasefire in the Washington budget wars prompted in part by upcoming elections has improved the funding of health programs in other countries while reducing the funding to health research in the United States according to a March 27, 2014, policy report by Global Health Technologies Coalition, a coalition of nonprofit groups involved in health research in the United States and in majority funded by the federal government.

The report notes that the bipartisan agreement to end sequestration has resulted in giving more money to health care programs in other countries than it has to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal research programs. The funding for the NIH in 2014 is almost $950 million less than it was in 2012.

The report supports the passage of the Twenty-first Century Global Health Technology Act that would increase FDA funding by $4.7 billion, allocate $32 billion for the NIH, and provide $10.4 billion for global health programs.

A more proactive research environment that serves the United States first is the presumed aim of the report but one has to consider the source of the request. Non-profits not only provide research but can also lobby Congress for passage of laws that support the non-profits funding.

One might suggest an independent oversight group that is not involved with any research organization be established to monitor the research projects that get funded and monitor the actual results produced by those research programs as a proactive solution to funding losses to research.



  • Sterling loses Clippers
    Donald Sterling loses big in court with no option for an appeal
  • Russia violating arms treaty?
    Russia is testing a long-range missile which violates an INF arms treaty
    World News
  • Ebola outbreak
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has proven to be quite difficult to contain
    Health News
  • Virginia same-sex marriage
    The ban on same-sex marriage is ruled unconstitutional in Virginia
    US News
  • Abigail Hernandez suspect
    A suspect is in police custody for the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez
  • Bachelorette finale
    'The Bachelorette' is in the books, which lucky guy got Andi's final rose?

Related Videos:

  • Staten Island woman finds wedding dress she feared lost after Sandy
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518346533" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 7-year-old Canadian DJ scratches his way into Guinness World Record book
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Mom arrested Nicole Gainey
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518346069" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>