House Passes Cures Act And Obama Administration Supports It
The massive health reform bill does have some critics.By Lauren Stephenson | December 1, 2016
Wait, there's something the Obama administration and the House agree on? Apparently so.
In a 392-26 vote Wednesday, the House passed a massive health reform bill.
The bi-partisan 21st Century Cures Act includes half a billion dollars in funding to the Food and Drug Administration over 10 years to modernize its drug approval process. It also provides $4.8 billion over 10 years to the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research. On top of that, the act provides $1 billion in grants over two years to help combat the opioid epidemic.